The Renaissance

I would gladly tell anyone who asked me that the most beautiful and awe-inspiring church in the the world is St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Built in the 1600s, this church is considered a high holy site for the Catholic faith. It is suggested that this is in fact the burial site of St. Peter.

I have travelled to quite a few countries, and visiting many churches, but nothing captivated me like this. It was gorgeous. As a result, my husband and I would cross through the square in front of it every morning, then again every night while we were exploring Rome. We took pictures of it at all hours, and all angles. It seemed like every time we came back there was something new to see. This picture was taken at dawn as we waited to take mass with the Pope. I love the beautiful color, and the way the windows of the building shine orange because of the rising sun. The blue of the sky is so pure, and gives a bluish tint to the building that just made my heart happy. I would definitely classify the visit here as humbling. The is so much beauty to behold that you are moved on a spiritual level, and for a while at least, you do feel different. This is one of the experiences I have had in my life that I would not give up for anything.

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS

Lens: 15-55 mm IS

Date: January 2012

Location: Vatican City State

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“Humility is the Foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exits there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.” -St. Augustine

 

 

 

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