Vatican City
October 1997
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St. Peter's Square from the Papal Canopy at sunset.
     We stayed at a convent quite near the Vatican, so we stopped in daily and took pictures on each visit.  The Vatican Museum is fantastic, and the Sistine Chapel, cleaned since my last visit, is spectacular.  Amateur photos can't do it justice, so I didn't even try.  Here are a few of the many photos taken here.  The one above is St. Peter's Square at Sunset.
St. Peter's BasilicaSt. Peter's Square as we approached it the morning of the Papal Audience
 At Papal AudienceJoy and Gail in St. Peter's Square at the Papal Audience
Joy and Gail mugging at the Papal Audience
Bernini's Tomb 
of  Pope Alexander) VI
A side altar in St. Peter's Basilica
Bernini Font
The Bernini Holy Water Font
St. Pete
Joy with Bronze of St. Peter - Foot is worn away by centuries of pilgrims rubbing it for luck.
Michaelangelo's Pieta behind protective glass since it was attacked with a hammer.
St. Peter's Interior
Side altar dedicated to  Pope - ???  I forgot!
Courtyard Vatican
The courtyard at the Vatican Museum with the dome of St. Peter's visible
Vatican Museum
A statue in the Vatican Museum
St. Peters from the Vatican Museum
View of St. Peter's Basilica from a window in the Vatican Museum
Take a tour of the Sistine Chapel
View parts of the Sistine Chapel