Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Saint Peter's Square - Bernini's Saints

Or more precisely saints, popes, martyrs and evangelists, sculpted by Bernini and his students to top the colonnade with surrounds the square outside Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Oh, and if you wondered where I've been, I was swamped with work (photo and otherwise) last week and then I snuck off to join Jay for a most wonderful weekend in Rome :).


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13 comments:

Fábio Martins said...

Very nice detail

Josie Two Shoes said...

"Snuck off for a weekend in Rome" she says, as if it was a simple little thing!! Wow, how wonderful... I am soo very jealous! And husband/wife getaways are the very best! Good for you!

Dina said...

Many of them look very animated with their hand raised.

The only bad thing about a weekend in Rome would be wanting more than a few days, I imagine.

Leora said...

They look like they are swaying to some music. Gregorian chant?

Daryl Edelstein said...

oh no, poor Robin, having to spend the weekend in Rome ..

hannahsnook said...

I just love Italy! Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

Carver said...

Stunning sky to serve as a backdrop for the beautiful sights.

Leovi said...

Very interesting, really delicious composition.

toby said...

I agree with Dina, it looks to me as though these guys might be in the middle of some compelling discussion :)
The skies don't get much bluer than that, do they? Wow!

Sara said...

A fantastic photo, Robin...love the lines and angle and color! Wow, a weekend in Rome sounds marvelous...you are lucky to live within a reasonable flight time of Europe.

jewaicious said...

What a beautiful capture of sky and architecture. Stunning tones and shadows.

Mimi said...

I remember them! well ,you know what I mean!
Lucky you- love a weekend in Rome right now!! The blue in that sky is amazing!

Handmade in Israel said...

You snuck off for a weekend in Rome? How on earth does that happen? Lovely photo. Want to see and hear more about it!