Travel Diary, The Vatican City

in steemit •  last year

Vatican City, You will never guess what I found !

Governed as an absolute monarchy with the pope at its head, Founded: February 11, 1929
The Glorious city
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We started our day early, headed straight for the first agency who offered us the "Skip the line" Pass, I still to this day think it was worth it as we walked past the 300m long queue in the blistering heat with no shade.

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Greeted with some of the finest art work the world has to offer, we walk around with the rest of the group like good little sardines in a a can, this place is an endless moshpit, Ozzy would be proud!

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I will be changing my bathroom when I get home, and one of these shall be installed.

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A huge collection of animal statues, believed that God loves all his creatures and here we honor them

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The Famous "Torso" statue, 1 Guess how it got its name..

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Hercules,Heracles, born Alcaeus or Alcides, was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene. Reminds me of the legend of John Henry?

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The Baths of Titus, guarded by all the gods and demi gods

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This kind of reminds me of Valhalla in Norse mythology


Being taken down by Athena

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Minerva, goddess of wisdom, craft, and war (Equivalent to Athena in Greek mythology)


If you pull this chalice down, then hit up, down, left, left, then you unlock her "nude skin"

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Some Cool Relics in the Vatican museums


A view from the popes room

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Just kidding, although he does have a similar one, looking down on to the palatial grounds.


Longest hallway in the Vatican museums

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Home to a Corridor of Maps and the Gilt Hall of Paperies, tapestries and incredible art work


Michael Angelo

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was a Florentine sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.


Sistine chappel

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I had to sneak this one for you guys as photos aren't allowed, and no flash was used.


St. Peter's Basilica

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Largest church in the world, can fit the statue of liberty inside!


Truly amazing place this

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St. Peter's Baldachin

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It is said that St. Peter himself is buried beneath it.


The Door of Death.

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This is a VERY interesting door, all I can find on it was that it was as an exit for funeral processions. Im not convinced though... it was too heavily guarded by FBI looking like fellas...


Here is a pic I found online.

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This might highlight better than my pic, but the grim reaper is holding an hour glass! How creepy!


Front Door

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I would recommend not going in the front door. Work it from through the museums then you can take your time in the church.


Courtyard

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This is one grand spectacle, I've never seen anything man made and magnificent as this!




Well that's it for now, I hope you enjoyed my trip through the Vatican city.

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