Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Vatican and Alfredos (the original)

How do you go to Rome without visiting the Vatican????  So, of course we did.  Now if you ever go to Rome and want to visit the Vatican BE SURE TO GET A GUIDE...... period.  We did, but even with a guide I remember very little about what she said.  But,,,,it did make me want to go back to school and study Art History.  Just to let you know, there are few things (if any) that are as amazing as The Vatican.
So, these are just a collection of some of the pictures I took. (I took over 400)

one of my favorite paintings there

This IS one thing I remember.  Sebastian.  He decided to convert to Christianity against his father's will.  So, his father shot arrows through him.  He was nursed back to health and went back to his father to show him that Christ had healed him.  His father's response?  He beheaded him.

This is the Belvedere Torso.   The greatest Renaissance artists, starting with Michelangelo and Raphael, had deep admiration for this fragment.  It was thought to portray Herculus. Many artists used this as a starting point for their sculptures.  Not sure where all the body parts went.

Amazing mosaic floor

these are maps of before Italy a long time ago and Italy now respectively

you touch this cross as you go through

These letters in the Sistine Chapel stand 12 ft. tall.  It was amazing because they looked like they were about 2 ft. tall

could you imagine having painted that ceiling?

On to Alfredo's for dinner.
Inventor of the Fettucini Alfredo
This is a very old and famous restaurant in Rome and SO worth visiting.
They had to roll me outta there folks.....seriously

and that's it!
We had a wonderful time in Italy.  Try to go if you can.
Thank you for reading! (and commenting)!
Have a wonderful Sunday.  As you can tell, I'm still jetlagged. It's 3:48 a.m. and I'm going to paint!

1 comment:

  1. I so want to go there - it's definitely on my bucket list! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!