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The Vatican


No question, the Roman Catholic Church is the wealthiest entity on earth.  A one day visit to the Vatican only scrapes the surface, but the amount of property, buildings, artwork and antiquities boggles the mind.  And the items on display only represent a small fraction of all the items in storage.

If you plan to visit, leave lots of time.  And be prepared to share the sights with others…. the Vatican is a huge tourist attraction.  But if you have the chance to spend a day do so… the visual impact is worth it.

This beautiful statue caught my eye

This beautiful statue caught my eye

Looking up in the Church

Looking up in the Church

Michelangelo's first statue

Michelangelo’s first statue

The Altar in St Peters church

The Altar in St Peters church

Artwork everywhere

Artwork everywhere

Always look up

Always look up

Wall paintings

Wall paintings

Beautiful ceiling artwork

Beautiful ceiling artwork

More Michelangelo work

More Michelangelo work

Fabric wall coverings

Fabric wall coverings

Even the ceilings have statues

Even the ceilings have statues

The floor is magnificent as well

The floor is magnificent as well

This one piece of marble was a bath

This one piece of marble was a bath

Continued ceiling work

Continued ceiling work

Statues everywhere

Statues everywhere

An artists depiction of the RC Church covering the world

An artists depiction of the RC Church covering the world

The Rion (or pinecone) represents the Vatican region of Rome

The Rion (or pinecone) represents the Vatican region of Rome

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