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St. Peter's altar/baldacchino | by paulprocaccio55
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St. Peter's altar/baldacchino

Interior of St. Peter's Basilica showing the altar and Bernini designed baldacchino. The baldacchino, a pavilion like structure stands 30 meters tall and is made of bronze. It serves to create a holy space above and around the altar on which the Sacrament is laid for the eucharist.

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Taken on June 20, 2009