Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vatican: Vatican City

The Vatican City, one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. A unique collection of artistic and architectural masterpieces lie within the boundaries of this small state. At its centre is St Peter's Basilica, with its double colonnade and a circular piazza in front and bordered by palaces and gardens. The basilica, erected over the tomb of St Peter the Apostle, is the largest religious building in the world, the fruit of the combined genius of Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini and Maderna. Shown on the card is St Peters Square. Vatican is the smallest country in the world and home to the Pope.

Postcard 1

Thanks to Ms Rita for the lovely card who was visiting Vatican.

Postcard 2

This card shows front view of St Peters Basilica. The Basilica is the work of great artists from the Roman Renaissance: L.B. Alberti, Bramante, Raffaello, Michelangelo.

 Thanks to my friend Vishwanath Kamath who was visiting Vatican.

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