Monday, March 28, 2011


Early morning wake-up. Heading to the queue of the Vatican.

Musei Vaticano opening for free to the public on the last Sunday of the month.

The long ass queue. Stood for a bunch of hours.


Chunks of sculptures.

Dragon Ball Z sculpture!

Not sure if it was bronze, but it was awesome.

Tam discovering here Lacoon.

A Toe.

View of Rome from above. Note the Pope's tennis court.

Gold roofs are chic.

Tam taking a photo of the ceiling.

Freaking enourmous painting.

They even have a contemporary art section. Meet Dali.

More Dali.

Weird little pope figure.

Francis Bacon.
So the Vatican was pretty cool, for a museum. The queue was epic. We discovered, thinking that we had woken up early, that daylight saving had actually switched off and we ended up being late. Oh well. The reason we were there on this Sunday morning was because the last Sunday of the month is free to the public. So everyone and their grandmother was there. The reason why there are no photos of the Sistine Chapel is A: my camera died, and B: anybody who did, got lynched. Pretty much consisted of a bunch of security guards, and plain clothes, saying "Shhhhh!" and "No Photo!". Quite amusing. If you are ever there and you want a quick escape from the chapel to St. Peter's, pretend you are part of a tour group (or that you have a guided audio tour) and head out the back right door. Try disguise yourself with all the others exiting through the door as well. I dunno, it worked for us. Aside from waking up super early, it was worth it.

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