St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

I went to the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel, which does not permit photos. Frankly, I was underwhelmed. Everyone knows about the Sistine Chapel. I expected it to be magnificent, but was quite stunned at its diminutive size.

St. Peter’s Basilica was an entirely different matter.

St. Peter's Basilica

Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm, ISO 400, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/30s

Rich, luxurious, and completely bathed in sunbeams.


Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm, ISO 450, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/25s

Kudos to the architect. The glorious sunbeams were absolutely breathtaking.


Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm, ISO 400, 14mm, f/2.8, 1/15s

Tu es Petrus indeed. Walk into St. Peter’s Basilica and you expect the angels to be singing Handel’s Messiah from the rooftops.

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