Thursday, May 18, 2006

Vatican, Rome





For those who don't know (I didn't at first), the Vatican is actually a museum. The Sistine Chapels and Vatican city are located inside the Vaticano Museum. It took me a few days in Rome to figure this out. However, the area is big enough to be a small city!

The Vatican was amazing. Unfortunately, I took some random person's advice and went in the afternoon in order to avoid the crowds. This was a brilliant idea except for the fact that the Vatican closes at 4. Yes, color me stupid, although, I do not think I could have taken another minute inside. Talk about a crowd. I was literally pushed from one room to another and there was so much to see in every room. The Raphael rooms and Michelangelo rooms were great, but there were so many other fantastic rooms that I could have spent hours in if there had been about a 1000 people less.

However, I did get a decent picture of God touching Adam in Michelangelo ceiling. I got a lot of trouble but it was worth it.

7 comments:

MaMaMe said...

oh my god for awesome!!!!!!!
someday i tell ya....

Moment said...

these pictures are great!

Tracie B. said...

you took a picture inside the sistine chapel! i'm gonna tell...;)

Lotus Reads said...

Angela, I'm enjoying the travelogue of your Italian trip. I'm reading slowly, taking it all in, savoring the pictures and learning so much.

Thanks a million for sharing!

Vanessa said...

Sneaky you, getting that picture. Did they kick you out after that?

Angela in Europe said...

Mamame-until that day, I will continue to post and write about my adventures. I am still just a girl from Arkansas though;

Someone did tell and yes, I did get kicked out, but I had enough. There were WAY too any people in there for it to be enjoyable.

thebluechild said...

Wow!!!! These pictures are amazing! You really are good with photos. Hmmm! Lets see now! Of all the palces that u have visited I would like most to go see Bologna!!!! ;-D
Hehehehe! Just kidding! If u say it's a dump, I'll take your word for it!