Vatican City, Rome.
View large on black for best detail!
Wow, it's been a while since I uploaded anything in black and white...!
The light beam coming from the front windows is natural, not a photoshop addition. =)
This is the interior of St. Peter's, with the baldacchino (left) and the nave. The baldacchino is a pavilion-like structure 30 metres (98 ft) tall and claimed to be the largest piece of bronze in the world, which stands beneath the dome and above the altar. It was intended to mark in a monumental way the place of Saint Peter's tomb. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII. Works began in July 1623 and ended in 1633.
Explore #450 (August 24, 2009) - Thank you for your comments and
Visit my Online Store for prints and other products.
Copyright © Marcel Germain.
COMMERCIAL USE. Any commercial use of this image is prohibited without my prior, explicit permission. Please contact me by Flickrmail if you are interested in licencing one of my pictures for commercial purposes.
NON-COMMERCIAL USE. You can use this photo for non-profit, non-commercial purposes as long as (1) you credit me as the photographer and (2) where possible, you provide a link to my Flickr photostream. Please contact me if you have any questions.