Friday, April 2, 2010

Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour

The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City is famous for its architecture and its decoration which has been frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Sandro Botticelli.

Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 12,000 square feet of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. Today the ceiling, and especially The Last Judgement, are widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievements in painting.

Take an incredible Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel.

This really is one of the best "virtual" looks at anything i've ever seen on line, be sure to make your browser as big as possible and zoom in pretty close too.

When I visited St. Peter's Basilica (pictured below) in Vatican City, in Rome, I have to admit it truly was one of the most astonishing things I had ever seen in my life, not to mention an incredible testament to the power of religion during this period of civilization that continues to baffle and blow my mind simultaneously every day.

Thanks, Presurfer



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