Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Rome Scrapbook: Ceilings

I never thought I'd be writing a post exclusively on ceilings on this blog, but I have to say that Rome had some of the best ceilings I've ever seen, which I guess isn't really too hard. The level of detail that adorned those in the Vatican Museum were almost breathtaking, and when coupled with the lavish wall decorations it was quite the sight.

Of course the Pantheon gets a mention here. The dome has been free standing since it's creation in 126 AD and with it's amazing size and symmetrical pattern and, of course, the hole in the top means you can't help but stop and stare. I sat for several moments in awe that something so old looks and is so sturdy and strong.

The queues to get into The Vatican was insane, I've never known anything like it. We queued for around 45 minutes to get in to St Peter's Basilica and then a bit more when we climbed to the top of the view, but the size and intricacy of the place was worth the wait. The same goes for the Vatican Museum which we had to queue for around 30 minutes to get in, but walking through to the Sistine Chapel really made me appreciate how much work had gone into the place, although I was a teeny bit underwhelmed by the chapel itself, but that was probably a combination of tiredness, sore feet and hunger.

Have you ever been to Rome? I'll post lots more pictures in the coming week so brace yourself!


  1. I went to Rome about 12 years ago and visited the Vatican at the time and I remember it being absolutely breathtaking. I'd love to go back!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. those ceilings are beautiful. Always makes me think about the people who made/painted them. I went to Rome about 8 years ago, we queued for aaages to see the Sistine Chapel and when we got in it was super crowded which kind of detracted from the feel of the place. I am glad I saw it though. Looking forward to more pictures! x

  3. wowww I also love the ceilings. They are amazing! :)

    I never been in Rome, but hope will visit it one day :)

    Much love,
    Liuba G

  4. Rome is definitely somewhere I'd love to visit one day, but I feel as though I just don't know enough history.


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