Friday, June 02, 2006

Here I am, Vatican City!

Pope's personal bodyguards - the Swiss Guards. Interesting history behind them if you care to read up on it.

Inside St Peter's Basilica... gigantic!! Never seen statues 10 times as tall as a human in a building before!

Walkway in the dome. I'd have thought twice before climbing up into the dome if I'd known what it was like!

Amazingly intricate mosaics line the whole dome... but it's NOTHING compared to St Mark's Basilica in Venice!

The topmost dome of St Peter's Basilica.

...and we climb up yet again to reach the topmost exterior of the dome to admire the view of Rome from the Vatican.