Monday, 12 August 2013

Some pics inside the Vatican

A model of Vatican City
Near the Vatican Museums with some of St Peters Basilica behind
Near the Vatican Museums.  Retired Pope Benedict lives near the radio tower at rear.
Pine cone is a symbol of eternity.
Near the Vatican Museums.  St Peters Basilica in background.
Bronze statue of Hercules in middle.
Tapestry showing the election process for a new pope.
Ceiling in the Hall of Tapestries.
Marble floor in St Peters Basilica.
In the Basilica
Statue of Pieta by Michelangelo, placed in glass after a 'madman' vandalised it in the 1970s.
Pope addresses the faithful........and us.
Pope talks to the crowd.
From the Tiber River outside Vatican Territory.  Basilica on right.
From near the river.
As above.

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