Postcard From Italy

Today’s postcard is this view (kind of, but not directly) beneath the great dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, which shows the light streaming in high above.

That light is over 400 feet above as one stands in this spot. It was late in the day when I shot this but still very sunny outside, yet I was surprised at how little natural light there was down where I was standing. All the more emphasis on the “heavenly” light above I suppose. The effect was amazing in any case.

By the way, the art that looks like paintings (frescos) along the walls and up above, are actually intricate mosaics. Much easier to clean and preserve over the centuries.

Ciao for now!


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