Rome in the Rain

It rained hard much of yesterday, but since we’d already planned to go to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, it didn’t interfere with our plans too much (aside from getting us pretty wet).

The girls in one of the courtyards

Part of Raphael’s School of Athens — it features Plato and Aristotle, as well as Michelangelo with his elbow on the block of marble in the foreground.

Waiting to go into St. Peter’s — notice the line of umbrellas?

Little girls in front of a big fountain.

One of the Swiss guards — Michelangelo designed their uniforms.

And speaking of Michelangelo… this.  It’s absolutely stunning.  Lives up to every bit of the hype.


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