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September 2015

 This picture was taken directly in front of the Basilica. , EhViator - September 2015

St. Peters Basilica - front exterior

This picture was taken directly in front of the Basilica.

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September 2015

 This is the view of the dome's interior. It is the largest dome in the world. , EhViator - September 2015

St. Peters Basilica - Dome interior

This is the view of the dome's interior. It is the largest dome in the world.

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September 2015

 This view is directly beneath the main dome. , EhViator - September 2015

St. Peters Basilica - Beneath the Dome

This view is directly beneath the main dome.

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September 2015

 This ornamental floor grate allows one to see the level beneath the Basilica floor. There was someone down there when I took this picture. , EhViator - September 2015

Brass floor grate.

This ornamental floor grate allows one to see the level beneath the Basilica floor. There was someone down there when I took this picture.

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September 2015

 This is one of the lesser domes inside the Basilica. , EhViator - September 2015

Dome Interior

This is one of the lesser domes inside the Basilica.

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September 2015

 This is the main entrance view inside the Basilica. , EhViator - September 2015

St. Peters Basilica - Interior

This is the main entrance view inside the Basilica.

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September 2015

 This famous work is now kept behind a thick glass panel, due to the attack of a vandal some years ago who tried to destroy it with a hammer. It has been restored meticulously. , EhViator - September 2015

Michaelangelos Pieta

This famous work is now kept behind a thick glass panel, due to the attack of a vandal some years ago who tried to destroy it with a hammer. It has been restored meticulously.

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September 2015

 Photo taken inside the Basilica. , EhViator - September 2015

Mosaic portrait of St. Peter

Photo taken inside the Basilica.

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September 2015

 Notice the chairs laid out on the left, in preparation for an assembly. , EhViator - September 2015

St. Peters Square

Notice the chairs laid out on the left, in preparation for an assembly.

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September 2015

 This ceiling is over an outdoor hallway leading to the basilica. , EhViator - September 2015

Sculpted Marble Ceiling

This ceiling is over an outdoor hallway leading to the basilica.

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September 2015

 This is a center detail of a mural depicting Peter receiving instructions for the establishment of the church. , EhViator - September 2015

Mural Detail

This is a center detail of a mural depicting Peter receiving instructions for the establishment of the church.

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September 2015

 This mural depicts Jesus and the 12 Apostles assembled in heaven, as Constantine and others are assembled at an earthly altar. , EhViator - September 2015

Mural - Heaven and Earth

This mural depicts Jesus and the 12 Apostles assembled in heaven, as Constantine and others are assembled at an earthly altar.

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September 2015

 This photo shows the artwork directly above the mural of Constantine's proclamation. , EhViator - September 2015

Ceiling Artwork

This photo shows the artwork directly above the mural of Constantine's proclamation.

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September 2015

 If memory serves, this mural depicts the procalmation of Constantine as head of the church. , EhViator - September 2015

Proclamation of Constantine

If memory serves, this mural depicts the procalmation of Constantine as head of the church.

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September 2015

 This map depicts the entire coutry of Italy while many others in the same hall show details of Venice, Rome, and other major cities. , EhViator - September 2015

Ancient Map of Italy

This map depicts the entire coutry of Italy while many others in the same hall show details of Venice, Rome, and other major cities.

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September 2015

 A sample of the style and quality of the artwork found on many of the ceilings in the Vatican, this one is similar to the Sistine Chapel, but lacks the sequential story line found there. , EhViator - September 2015

Ornate Ceiling

A sample of the style and quality of the artwork found on many of the ceilings in the Vatican, this one is similar to the Sistine Chapel, but lacks the sequential story line found there.

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September 2015

 Depicts the resurrection of Jesus. , EhViator - September 2015

Sample Tapestry

Depicts the resurrection of Jesus.

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September 2015

 Our guide is shown on the left, explaining the details of one tapestry. , EhViator - September 2015

Hall of Tapestries

Our guide is shown on the left, explaining the details of one tapestry.

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September 2015

 Only two of these on display, with exquisite carving on all sides. , EhViator - September 2015

Rare red marble burial chamber

Only two of these on display, with exquisite carving on all sides.

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September 2015

 A devilish character, possibly plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. , EhViator - September 2015

Sample mosaic on floor

A devilish character, possibly plays for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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September 2015

 Taken in the Great Hall. Character's name was explained during the tour but now forgotten due to so much information given. , EhViator - September 2015

Sample Sculpture

Taken in the Great Hall. Character's name was explained during the tour but now forgotten due to so much information given.

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September 2015

 These marble statues are remarkably well preserved, and are portraits of famous historical figures. , EhViator - September 2015

The Great Hall of Statues

These marble statues are remarkably well preserved, and are portraits of famous historical figures.

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September 2015

 Taken along the tour, in the first indoor hallway. , EhViator - September 2015

Artwork over the entrance to the great hall of statues

Taken along the tour, in the first indoor hallway.

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September 2015

 Taken along the route to the main exhibits , EhViator - September 2015

Papal Emblem carved in stone

Taken along the route to the main exhibits

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September 2015

 Taken from the Vatican Museum courtyard. , EhViator - September 2015

The dome of St. Peters Basilica

Taken from the Vatican Museum courtyard.

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