It is for me always fun when I can post a photo with the view not shown yet. And the great challenge is of course from the place much photographed and known. So, this is the view that is not presented here (I checked it) from Vatican City. As you maybe remember from my previous post, I climbed over 500 steps to the top of the St. Peter's Dome and shivering from vertigo I made some photos. There are many photos of the St. Peter's Square and Via della Conciliazione. Here are the Vatican Museums and a bit of the gardens. You can spot the small golden ball - it is Pomodoro's Sphere in sphere.
Some notes from Wikipedia:
The Vatican Museums trace their origin to one marble sculpture, purchased 500 years ago: The sculpture of Laocoön and his Sons was discovered 14 January 1506, in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Julius II sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti, who were working at the Vatican, to examine the discovery. On their recommendation, the pope immediately purchased the sculpture from the vineyard owner. The pope put the sculpture of Laocoön and his sons on public display at the Vatican exactly one month after its discovery.
The Vatican Museums (Italian: Musei Vaticani) are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. They were visited by 4,310,083 people in the year 2007. The Vatican Museums broke attendance records in 2011 with just over 5 million people.
There are 54 galleries, or salas, in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum – visitors need to proceed through the other 53 salas before earning their reward with access to the Sistine.
Enjoy the weekend.
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Fis2 (79798) 2014-01-25 1:10
Lubie takie fotki z gory, robia wrazenie.
Fascynujace budynki, piekna architektura.
Super kolorki i ostrosc.
Pozdrawiam (u mnie dzis -14 brrr)
mirosu (10942) 2014-01-25 1:14
An outstanding view of Vatican and City of Rome in background. You have taken it from outstanding viewpoint.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
carlo62 (23702) 2014-01-25 1:24
un panorama a cui siamo poco abituati, c'è versamento molto da osservare.
Questo palazzo è veramente enorme, da ex geometra, non riesco neanche ad immaginare quanto lavoro ci sua stato in questo luogo durante la costruzione.
Bello ed interessante scatto.
Buon we (rimani al caldo)
trevormoffiet (1800) 2014-01-25 2:48
This is a spectacular view from the top of St Peter's Dome. Well worth your climb for us to be able see this view. The detail is excellent.
timecapturer (41826) 2014-01-25 3:23
this is one of those amazing shots where it is almost a sensory overload with so much to look at and all captured so magnificently. Not been back to Roma for too long, really must return soon. Love this shot it is just so tantalising.
Have a great weekend - B.
lousat (68565) 2014-01-25 4:03
Hi Malgo,i like a lot these large view from the top,and this is a magnificent example,great capture with fine detail everywhere!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Kamilutka (6655) 2014-01-25 5:15
to zdjecie to prawie jak morze pieknych budynkow, ale ujecie w kadrze takze zielonych wzgorz ladnie urozmaica calosc. Bardzo dobra ostrosc i klarowanosc. Mozna podziwiac ta panorame az po horyzont.
Sergiom (50600) 2014-01-25 6:17
Ainsi, c'est la vue de la célèbre coupole. Je cois bien que je vais emprunter l'ascenseur pour m'y rendre, mais le coup d'oeil en vaut la peine. Bien hâte au mois de mai.
rychem (16438) 2014-01-25 8:32
Bardzo lubię takie widoki z lotu ptaka, a na dodatek tak doskonale zrobione, głębia jest oszałamiająca, szczegóły ostre jak brzytwa, super
PaulVDV (19395) 2014-01-25 8:40
This is indeed a sight that I haven't seen previously and a great bird's eye view of the Vatican Museum.
The park in the center of Roma looks very quiet and attractive but then I discover the parked cars in it.
Still, it ensures a lovely green oasis in the city and on the picture it contrasts well with the colour of the surrounding buildings.
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (35810) 2014-01-25 8:56
Everyone up here always take pictures in the east direction. Here is a view straight north, equally interesting and beautiful. Many enjoyable details here!
ktanska (23442) 2014-01-25 9:44
It certainly looks a great viewpoint, showing also a good view of gardens. I remember it's possible to see some glimpses of them from the museum, but this is much better. I wish I will some day make that climb too, it must be quite an experience.
Corry (4120) 2014-01-25 11:01
Très beau point de vue sur les musées et les jardins du Vatican. Très bonne netteté de l'image. Votre photo me rappelle de très bons souvenirs. Merci du partage. Salutations.
mkamionka (28422) 2014-01-28 5:33
mam dosyc podobne zdjecie w kolekcji ale musialbym zeskanowac... moze teraz wroce z kolei do jakichs starszych archiwalnych zdjec... Ale musze przyznac ze na tyle duzo sie nauczylem ze moje stare zdjecia juz mi sie nie podobaja.
A propos wielkiej zlotej kuli: Na pewno zrobilas zdjecie tej samej (choc mniejszej) kuli w Dublinie a wiec mozesz zrobic taki trekearth theme :) jest ich kilka ale pewnie masz juz zdjecia wszystkich :)
Ladnie pokazane muzea watykanskie. Mielismy przyjemnosc biegac po nich z Ania, Rzym to byla jedna z pierwszych naszych wspolnych wycieczek. Musimy koniecznie tam kiedys wrocic I na pewno udamy sie wtedy na kopule bazyliki z ktorej zrobilas to zdjecie.
Pogoda troche Ci nie dopisala.
Pewnie sie juz pakujesz...
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-28 9:58
Beautiful colors, beautiful panorama.
I like your style of shooting.
Hello and good evening
jcpix (9298) 2014-01-28 16:15
My word, you are unstoppable young lady...500 steps, wow...I'm tired just reading about the climb! :) One of my biggest regrets is never having made this trek myself, and I'm far to out of shape to be doing it these days!? So worth it though, this is an impressive view. And so it goes, I'll just have to admire it through your efforts and handy camera work. Even under a muted sky, there is still much color and fine detail to enjoy looking out over Rome, the Eternal City is aptly named. Beautiful! Enjoy the day ahead.
Friendly wishes from ground level,
macjake (49318) 2014-01-29 11:29
obviously I've never been here, so can you tell my why this view isn't on TE whereas the other views are?
Is it just as simple as this view isn't as popular or as beautiful?
heck, looks fine to me! lots to keep my eyes interested.
lots to investigate.