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From above

By mistere
A few images taken from the gallery inside the Dome (cupola) of St Peters Basilica.
Sorry they are a bit foggy, they were taken through the mesh fence around the inside of the dome (V4).
Michelangelo himself designed this dome, which measurs 135m (450 ft.) above the ground at its top and stretches 42m (139 ft.) in diameter.
Legend has it that in deference to the Pantheon, Michelangelo made his dome 1.5m (5 ft.) shorter across, saying I could build one bigger, but not more beautiful, than that of the Pantheon.
From here you can continue up to the outside gallery on top of the dome but it is worth
spending time inside, looking down at the views inside the Basilica and up at the dome itself.

Thanks for your C&C's on yesterdays Saturday Shades.
Have a great Sunday.


Tags: Photo journalism Rome Architecture St peters Cupola

Voters: ColleenA, ddolfelin, zapar40 and 23 more

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
18 May 2014 10:36AM
Thanks for these - gives a real feel of the atmosphere.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
18 May 2014 10:36AM
Wow....amazing place, amazing them all
18 May 2014 1:04PM
Stunning set of images From above, Dave. v5 is outstanding.

18 May 2014 2:07PM
Fantastic every single one Dave, GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2014 3:02PM
Each and everyone has lots of interest Dave, a place of beauty which you've captured so well.
18 May 2014 5:52PM
A fabulous collection for today, Dave!Smile

18 May 2014 5:58PM
Amazing shots Dave, well done for getting into a position to take them Smile

John Smile
18 May 2014 7:05PM
A fabulous collection
ukgubbi 9 5 India
19 May 2014 2:36AM
Great POV , love all the shots.
19 May 2014 5:20AM
Nice set; 1 & 5 are my fvourites.
gss 7 1 Romania
19 May 2014 7:24AM
The show of fantastic vues of St Peters continue....
Excellent details and views Dave!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 2:44AM
Simply beautiful! WOW...
Amazing place to view hum? Grin

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