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The Sistine Chapel - A Prelude to Rome.
I’ve finally sorted through photos from our getaway to Rome and am gearing up to get them posted on here.
Here’s the first photo of many more to come: The Michelangelo ceiling paintings of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome. Painted between 1508 and 1512, the most well-known aspect of the artwork is nine scenes taken from the book of Genesis. The most well recognized of these is the “Creation of Adam,” painting, showing God reaching out and touching Adam, creating his life.
Note: Photography was technically not allowed in the chapel by the hordes of visitors - we sneaked in this shot by holding the camera at a low angle, with the paintings above. So we couldn’t zoom in and get better photos of the artwork.
If you want to see the entire chapel in high-res (without actually paying a visit), I highly recommend visiting this 3D, interactive site on which you can zoom in and out on any part of the room to get a better look. Amazing.
© 2011 Christa Desrets