Travel Thursday: Vatican City

It’s Thursday again. This can only mean one thing – Travel Thursday! This time, we head back to the beautiful Vatican City, which is actually not too far from Venice. Venice is a beautiful city, don’t get me wrong, but the Vatican is absolutely amazing. It is full of art, history and culture, like no other place I’ve been. Even for an atheist, Vatican City has such a historical, spirituality to it. It’s almost eerie being in the Vatican, well, it would be if you got some alone time with the city every now and then. The small independent state was packed with tourists while we were there, a lot of whom did not appear to be appreciating the city around them. The photo below was taken from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica after a 140 meter slow, winding climb inside the narrowest of stairwells. The view from the top was simple amazing. You could walk around the dome and get uninterrupted, 360-degree views of the Vatican and off into Rome. We raced straight to St. Peter’s one morning to do the climb after reading how busy it got in a travel book. Luckily we got there early; the line that had formed while we were doing the climb can be seen stretching from the pillars on the left side of the image across the St Peter’s square.

Taken with a Nikon D40 and Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 lens.

2 Replies to “Travel Thursday: Vatican City”

  1. wow! did you take that? i didn’t know you guys went to the vatican – when was it?

    1. We visited it while we were in Rome, on our whirlwind trip! And yep, this photo was taken by me (all of the travel thursday ones have/will have been)

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