Then #vaticancity . It was an insane place. #stpetersbasilica , in the grounds of the Vatican City, is the biggest cathedral in the world. Probably. And it's not just big, it's highly detailed and ornate. It's humbling in ways that shows you what humans can achieve en masse beyond sheer force, but also match it with artistry. And that is not really about religion, but what cooperation can bring.
Everything was huge and beautiful but unfortunately also drowning in tourists. Of course, I know I was one myself. The deluge of bodies leave you exhausted and wanting the quiet that a spiritual place was meant to possess. (A security guy nearly took my head off for touching that stained glass 🙈) The Van Gogh on show there was just okay.
#rome #vatican #cathedral #huge #oppulent #touristy #art - 22 days ago