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29 September 2005

built over the grave

my second and last full day in rome and i took a walking tour in a different country, the vatican city.

the 1000 tour began at 1100 after an hour of transport on city transportation. idaho chris. the bridge of knockoff gucci bags and angels. out of a dream, the shining st. peter's basilica, the rock of the catholic faith, rose out of the ordinary within the welcoming hug of bernini's columns. the queue moved quickly, the guards didn't care that the metal detector beeped when i walked through, and once inside, i stood in awe absorbing all of the wonders of this amazing architectural and artistic achievement. spectacular doesn't begin to describe the building; you must walk inside to understand. built over the grave of st. peter, containing an exhumed pope, michelangelo's pieta, and religious relics. the miracle police nearby.

into the vatican museum and finally to the sistine chapel. again, spectacular doesn't begin to describe it. no words could. the hidden skull.

lamborghini just isn't what it used to be.

later that night, back at the hostel, i met four others from boston and became a local hero when i configured someone's computer to connect to the lan and allow live broadcast of the red sox game in rome.

posted by paul on Thu 29 Sep 2005 at 00:00:00 est (-05:00)


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