Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Vatican and Borghese Gardens

A few days ago we went to St. Peter's and the Vatican museum.

St. Peter's was impressive as always,




We saw alot of cool things at the Vatican museum.



including this map of Italy.



and the School of Athens


My dad got yelled at for taking this picture of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

There were alot of cool statues.




The next day we went to the Borghese museum and gardens. The museum used to be the palace of Cardinal Borghese, who was a big patron of Bernini and Caravaggio. You aren't allowed to take pictures in the museum, so we don't have any pictures to post, but everything was amazing.


After the museum, we went for a walk in the Borghese gardens.


We rented a couple of pedal carts, and rode around in them for a while before heading home.

-Thomas

1 comment:

csweeney said...

Wonderfull pictures! Any pictures I could take here would be of snow. Not very exciting!Tara & the children are coming today & if the weather permits we will go to see the ice castle in Mayville. Glad to se the back of Ella. Hope to see more of her in later pictures. Love to 1 & all including Ella. Papa/Dad