Staircase of the Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City, which display works from the extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Julius II founded the museums in the 16th century. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. As of November 2006, it was visited by more than 4,000,000 people for the year.

  • Nikola Eftimov 8y

    I saw your "Superb Masterpiece Picture" in:
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  • Héctor Falcón PRO 7y

    I don't know what a say... Beautiful...
  • ~EvidencE~ PRO 7y

    love this image
  • Eileen Corcoran-Olsen PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Just One Look, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  • Pok Wei Chan 7y

    wow. good composition mate!
  • dyne zaragoza 7y

    i love this composition :D
  • ascord04 7y

    Bellissima !!
  • Andy Frazer PRO 7y

    This is really interesting.
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  • Andreas PRO 6y

    Have a nice day!
    Your Simply Stunning Shot has been spotted,
    We would appreciate you submitting this photo to the group pool.
    Invited Images Only !! Post 1 & Award 3.
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  • lempkin PRO 6y

    Not sure how I managed to miss this one, but evidently I did. Incredible photo!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Gabriel Zamudio 6y

    isn't there a place in New York City that has a spiral staircase like this? I believe is a museum or something. nevertheless, the image is awsome.
  • Jean MALNORY 6y

    cool i got it aswell!!

    Vatican's stairs by Jean M. Photography
  • MattGraphic 6y

    ... wow, how many of us have this precise shot?? I took the exact same photo on my study abroad trip. Don't get me wrong, it's a great shot, it's just incredible so many of us stood in the same spot, surreal if you think about it!
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  • Olivier Burnside PRO 5y

    Seen this a few times of late, it's amazing
  • Marc Haegeman PRO 5y

    Wonderful pov. Well done!
  • uk_lensman PRO 5y

    A suberb shot- well seen and captured.
  • Geoff Quinn PRO 5y

    I like the idea that its a double helix, the secret of life, and installed more than three decades before Crick and Watson (and the brilliant Rosalind Franklin -- whose Xray Crystallography actually demonstrated that DNA was a double helix -- something she pointed out to Maurice Wilkins -- her boss -- who pointed it out to Crick and Watson, his bosses, who then Discovered this fact, winning the nobel prize for that Discovery -- for themselves, of course, but not for Rosalind whose only fault was to be female and to die young ----, but I digress) would describe this structure as the blueprint of life.
  • Geoff Quinn PRO 5y

    Some weeks ago, before discovering your beautiful shot, I made a gallery of Vatican Stairway shots --
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Taken on July 26, 2005
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