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Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City | by Andreas Solberg
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Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City

This picture is taken inside the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the picture, because it was illegal to photograph inside, which I did not reckognize beofre a guard told me. So this is the only photo I got.


The Sistine Chapel (Italian: Cappella Sistina) is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in the Vatican City. Its fame rests on its architecture, which evokes Solomon's Temple of the Old Testament, its decoration, frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo whose ceiling is legendary, and its purpose, as a site of papal religious and functionary activity, notably the conclave, at which a new Pope is selected.

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Taken on January 23, 2008