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San Pietro in Vaticano

By 41sPH0T0S
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica,built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber from the historic centre of Rome

Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City which is a must see sight for anyone visiting Rome

Tags: General Rome Architecture Vatican St peters Basilica Landscape and travel Papal

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tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
12 May 2015 8:55PM
Sure seems to be on a grand scale judging from how tiny the people are. This is an excellent photo in an informative context too. TG

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12 May 2015 9:15PM
You are correct Tony St. Peter's was until recently the largest church ever built the dimensions are staggering
614 feet long
145 feet high in the aisle soaring to 385 feet inside Michelangelo's dome which is itself 137 feet across
similar in Size to the Pantheons dome which stretches 142 feet in diameter and is still the world's largest
unreinforced concrete dome
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
12 May 2015 10:16PM
Good of you to round out those things for me. In appreciation I submit this...
Many years ago I lived in Montreal Quebec. As a boy parents and other adults filled me in on the miracles of Brother Andre and Saint Joseph's Oratory.
The blind , crippled and damaged loyal Catholics would climb the steps on Mount Royal to Saint Andre's shrine. often with a rosary and speaking a prayer on each step. Many who reached the top step were able to throw away their crutch or were helped in some way. Brother Andre always gave credit to Saint Joseph for these 'cures in faith'. I remember the walls inside were covered with crutches no longer needed.
Brother Andre's heart was preserved in liquid and can be viewed through glass. Seemed very dramatic to me as a kid. There is a similarity to your image although the dome in Montreal is more plain. Here is a You Tube video that you and others may find absorbing to watch. TG

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