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    I have other stuff!....! You should come see me on the weekend!...!




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    Vatican

    A stunning sculpture. The guide mentioned that Michelangelo said the torso was perfect.
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    A famous sculture by Michelangelo within the Vatican. The sculpture is behind glass because someone took a hammer to it many years ago.

    Going from memory, Michelangelo was in his early 20's and unknown at the time. He carved it and didn't sign it. Everyone was baffled and couldn't figure out who sculpted it. Then after some time, Michelangelo carved, "My name is Michelangelo and I did this." across the sculpture.
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    The structure was created by Bernini and comprised 600 tons of Bronze
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    Did you do the Vatican Museum? Their collection of antiquities is amazing. And that's just counting the stuff they actually show you.

    And I don't care what one's religious affiliation (or complete lack thereof) is, or opinion of the Catholic church in general...St. Paul's is an absolutely astounding, jaw-dropping piece of architecture and decor. The markings on the floor showing where the outer dimensions of other large churches would fit completely inside the structure really drives home the majesty of the place.
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    Yes, it was amazing. I've got some good pics. Glad you saw all of this too.
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    Thanks for not dinging me on my calling it St. "Paul's" instead of St. "Peter's". I'm old.
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    I deducted 2 points but you won't see it until the monthly statement comes out.
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    No biggie... What's a church or cathedral name here or there between martyrs?

    It's a lot of paperwork, anyway ...



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    I really miss the good Padre.
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