Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Rome Around

Alright, so I'm finally going to follow up to my earlier post on May 14th. At the beginning of my trip, BoRyan and I visited Rome.

In another previous post, I mentioned that we ate at Spirito di Vino. In this post, I'm going to give you a glance into the photos of the actual sites from Rome.

First, we went to see the Colliseum...




Then, we saw the Roman Forum...



Next was the Vatican Museum...



The Sistine Chapel didn't allow cameras... :-)


And, last but not least, St. Peter's Basilica.



I thought that these Swiss guards at St. Peter's Basilica were also interesting... What BRIGHT costumes / uniforms! (bottom left of the picture)



Can you believe that was all in one day? I can barely believe it myself! With that in mind, I'll save my second day in Rome for another post. :-)

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Tom V said...

It's often been said (as I'd heard) that the Swiss Guard uniforms were designed by Michelangelo. However, this link http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/swiss_guard/swissguard/divisa_en.htm says that "It is commonly thought that the uniform was designed by Michelangelo, but it would seem rather that he had nothing to do with it. However, Raffaello certainly did influence its development, as he indeed influenced fashion in general in Italy in the Renaissance, through his painting."