06 Sept. Oh! what a day! I reached the famous Sistine Chapel, in Rome, too! And savoured probably the best paintings in the world of art! I was not the only one savouring this beauty of art; there were thousands and thousands with me on this day – within the four hours I spent in this hallowed Apostolic Chapel today!
Most of these paintings are by Raffaelo. We are not permitted to click photos in the Sistine Chapel.
It would take hours and hours of explanation to describe these paintings!
But it is worth every pai you spend on it! And much more!
Sistine Chapel remotely resembles St Aloysius College Chapel, Mangalore, India – fully painted with Frescoes and Murals. While in size, the Sistine Chapel is half-the size of the Indian Chapel, in glory nothing can match this Sistine Chapel!
Besides the main Sistine Chapel fully painted by Michelangelo, there dozens of other big Rooms and other canvases fully painted by Raffaelo, his disciple Caravaggio, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandio, Pietro Perugino, and Michengelo Buonarroti himself.
There is a museum, too. Sad, some decency code of some medieval ages got many of the beautiful statues deformed.
A massive wall runs round the city of Vatican! Real massive!
The above one is not the Vatican wall, but runs through Vatican to Catel Sant Angelo, which once served the Swiss Guards to carry the Pope from his Vatican Palace to St Angelo Castle, to guard him from the Spanish attacks.
The ceilings (like St Aloysius College Chapel) are very beautiful – not just of the Sistine Chapel, but kilometers long route of the wide winding corridors leading to the Chapel, too! (pictures above & below)