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A brief stop in Rome

ITALY | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [225]

So I arrived in Rome on May Day, which happens to be one of the most important holidays in Italy.  The place was PACKED.  I went to the Pantheon, and it was a sea of people.  The streets everywhere were swarming.   The day I went to the Vatican Museum, in the Sistine Chapel the people were literally shoulder to shoulder.   My favorite piece in Rome was Michelangelo's Pieta.  I stood in front of it for a good half hour.   Unfortunately it is behind a protective barrier because at some point in the past some psycho attacked it with a hammer.   Followed closely behind that piece, though, is Bernini's angel studies, which are made of iron, straw, twigs, and clay.   I loved how you can see the structure of the pieces, since they are starting to fall apart. 

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