Friday, July 25, 2008

Any Catholics In the House?

Welcome to Vatican City, the smallest country world, and home to the Roman Catholic church, as well as the Pope. The last two pictures are St. Peter's Basilica, which is staggeringly huge and incredibly impressive. In fact, it's so big that if you took a football field and stood it on end, it would fit comfortably within the dome of the basilica. It houses what are believed to be the mortal remains of St. Peter, and it was designed by Michelangelo.





2 comments:

Aunt Nancy said...

Have enjoyed your pictures and commentaries, especially the via ferrata. Only one thing to say - Ah, youth........

(and, you're right - after you've seen Notre Dame, all cathedrals look alike)

MOM said...

Hey Brandon, Well coming down the home stretch. As always you got some great shots. I'll wait til you come home to pick out what pics I will enter in the state fair cause you'll be able to help me. You must have had some good beach days..you look really tan. Glad you were able to meet up with Fab, and I hope your last days of your trip are just as memorable. We look forward to seeing you home, your blog has truly been entertaining over the summer and I can't wait to hear all the other stories you have to tell. Till your next blog (if there is any), stay safe..love you, mom