The Roman Forum
Update: Please enjoy some new photos added for your viewing pleasure …..
Sometimes traveling somewhere distant can take you right ” home.” I was incredibly fortunate to spend a few magical weeks travelling throughout Italy. As an Italian American , spending some time in the land of my ancestors helped me appreciate some of the origins of my love of food, art, history, and la dolce vita. I was transported to a realm Eckhart Tolle calls spaciousness while visiting cathedrals. Words can barely describe how I feel when I am in the presence of these breathtaking works of art so I will let the images speak to you.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Michelangelo’s Last Judgement
Outside St. Peter’s Square , Vatican City
Basilica Di San Marco, Venice
San Marco Ceiling
San Marco Mosaic
San Marco Altar
Duomo Stained Glass Window
Outside Detail, Duomo
For myself the sheer beauty of these places of worship transcends any intention by the artists, architects, priests or popes. It’s all about the immersion into the awe and wonder where I discover the portals into the Divine. What about you?
see related post:
Basilica San Marco and San Marco Ceiling ( 2 photos) by Ricardo André Frantz (User:Tetraktys) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en
San Marco Mosaic by Maria Schnitzmeier http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:GNU_Free_Documentation_License_1.2
Duomo, Milan by Jiuguang Wang http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Duomo Altar, Duomo Stained Glass Window, and Outside Detail, Duomo ( 3 photos) by Spens03 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Duomo ( final photo) by (WT-shared) Ronnie Pander at wts wikivoyage [CC-BY-SA-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons