The close up of the St. Peter's dome seen from the roof. It is possible to go to the viewing platform on the top of dome. It is not so easy as there are 320 steps and you move in a narrow space between two spheres. But then there is a reward, the view is splendid.
If you're with someone who doesn't want to climb the 320 steps to the top of the dome, they can still take the elevator to the roof, enjoy the view from the gallery inside the dome looking down into the basilica, and then hang out at the gift shop and coffee bar, while the others make the climb. If you're overly energetic, you can take the stairs that winds around the elevator to reach the roof.
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snunney (88246) 2014-01-24 5:04
The architecture does indeed look magnificent from this point of view. It is presented superbly under a pleasant ambient light and with excellent colours and sharpness. Good use of the square format to concentrate the attention on the subject. The visitors bottom right help animate the scene.
Sergiom (65111) 2014-01-24 5:12
Cela valait certainement l'ascension pour avoir une aussi belle vue sur le célèbre dôme. Comme j'y serai au mois de mai, je vais certainement me payer l'ascenseur. Merci pour l'information.
holmertz (43619) 2014-01-24 8:10
I am convinced that you climbed the stairs winding around the elevator, because you give me the impression of being overly energetic :-). I am sure that even at the age of 22 I was satisfied with the viewing platform. This view is nice enough for me. It was - of course - good to include the woman in red in the foreground.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-24 9:57
Belle vue rapprochée sur le dôme de la Basilique. J'ai fait la montée jusqu'au sommet du dôme. Vous avez parfaitement raison de dire que cette montée en vaut la peine pour le point de vue sur Rome. Par contre, il faut savoir que l'étroitesse de l'escalier qui suit la courbure du dôme oblige la montée jusqu'au sommet, le retour en arrière n'étant pas possible. Salutations.
EstudioChispa (2076) 2014-01-24 10:22
I love this image, Malgo! The array of domes, the spikes of the steel fencing, and the three figures in the lower left have taken me to the spot. The detail in the large dome is quite impressive!
Silvio1953 (128231) 2014-01-24 11:22
Ciao Malgorzata, POV insolito ed efficace per il cupolone, piacevole composizione, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (41626) 2014-01-24 12:10
Good evening, Malgo,
Excellent photo from Vatican! I have never been there, this composition looks like a compilation of the few photos. Fine details of the architecture, good presentation! TFS!
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-24 12:14
non riesco a capire da quale punto di Roma hai scattato la fotografia, ma non c'ìè dubbio che il POV da te scelto è originale e poco conosciuto.
Buona la composizione e la cura dei dettagli.
Una foto di Roma ben diversa dalle solite proposte.
Ciao e buona serata
photoray (13160) 2014-01-24 12:49
Glad you took the effort to "make it to the top" for this closer view of the Vatican domes, in low level lighting and fine resolution. I suspect your position reveals top details not visible from ground level?
Nicely composed and created,
PS: This will not be a good year for waterfalls in Yosemite or the rest of California unless we get some major snow storms soon. We have set records for lack of rain and snow, which is weird compared to the blizzards on the U.S. east coast.
carlo62 (37153) 2014-01-24 14:13
non avevo mai visto le cupole da questo punto, molto interessante e insolito.
Molto particolare l'inclusione di queste persone, probabilmente è stato involontario, ma non male come soluzione.
PS tu prova a venire a Pisa e dopo ti accorgi di quante cose ci sono :)
mkamionka (31937) 2014-01-24 14:15
Wlochy sa jednym z krajow z ktorego masz powyzej 100 zdjec a jednak zdecydowalas sie dolozyc jeszcze jedno :)
Bardzo podobalo mi sie to miejsce i pomimo ze tam juz bylem bardzo chcialbym wdrapac sie na bazylike kiedys jeszcze raz. Moze razem z Nadia?
Bardzo oryginalny rzadko pokazywany POV. Ja wolalbym osobiscie zdjecie bez ludzi ale zdaje sie ze tam zawsze jest ruch wiec na ma wyboru :)
PaulVDV (23949) 2014-01-24 16:00
Climbing the stairs in a tower or to a viewing platform like here always has a special charm. I'm not overly energetic but I've always liked to climb to higher viewpoints.
The closer view of the St. Peter's dome is wonderful.
Splendid view of the architectural decorations and the many windows in the dome.
Best regards, Paul
macjake (59902) 2014-01-24 22:55
you know exactly what I would do!!!!
I climb and climb and climb :)
and yes, I will get to see the view from the top eventually, one day.
funny how this photo looks with its tilt.
for example, the woman on the right...she's 100% correct as her head is parrallel to the ground, so is the horizontal line beside her head on the left.
but the domes are tilting downwards to the right, I think the domes are titled in real life!
cool shot, really like it.
enjoy your weekend
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-25 10:20
you did a good job in correcting the perspective, as i can think about how huge the distortions could be in such a photo. i also further tried a to correct the right part on my pc, but then the big dome gets distorted, so i left it as it is.
well, i would not of course expect you to use the elevators, but was indeed surprized to read that gert couldn't make it even in his early 20s (and he travelled all around the world maybe 10 times, LOL)
bona (13253) 2014-01-26 9:54
I like the photo of the domes that are very impressive. The blond woman in forground was nice included.