Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rome: Atop St. Peter's Dome

Like a cat, I enjoy being up really high. No matter the city, I love to visit the highest point.

If you make the claustrophobic climb to the top of Michelangelo's dome, you're rewarded with fantastic views of Rome, and the surrounding hills of Lazio.

Michelangelo's Resume: Sculpture: The David. Painting: The Sistine Chapel. Architecture: The Dome of St. Peter's.

St. Peter's Square can hold 60,000 people. The curved arcade around the plaza is meant to represent the open arms of the church.

There are no modern high rise buildings in central Rome; the skyline still has a pre-electricity look.

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