|ceiling detail in the Vatican Palace photo by Lynne Rutter|
Agoraphobe's tip: queues to visit the Vatican Museums can be epic, but this is one of the few places that does not close for lunch. Arrive right at noon and you can walk right in and enjoy a calm stroll through a beautifully empty palace.
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more about this room at Idle Speculations
fired with religious zeal
heads bared and bowed
Edda Mussolini on her knees
Il Papa Consolatore!
Pope Pius of Benito: "There was revealed to us a man whom Providence caused us to meet."
He was borne aloft on the Sedia Gestatoria, by attendants in flame-colored livery. He was fanned by other minions majestically agitating great clusters of ostrich plumes upon long poles. His garment was white of a creamy richness, but his robe was all bloodred. On his breast blazed the Crux Pectorale, a great cross of diamonds. And above the shapely, bespectacled head of Pope Pius XI towered the holy apostolic tiara of pure, massy gold.
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ok then. different pope. but thanks for stopping by maestro!ReplyDelete
Lynne Rutter, get off that ladder in the Vatican! You must have stood on some Bishop's shoulders to get that shot. Great post.ReplyDelete
I love this image! As I looked at it, the thought crossed my mind - wouldn't it be fun to achieve the look of gilding with ordinary yellows, oranges and browns?ReplyDelete
now Theresa you know that's what telephoto lenses are for! I even had permission to take this picture!ReplyDelete
Mark I love the idea and I have seen it done. Will have to find some pictures of that technique! there is nothing quite as fabulous as the real thing tho- I love the use of gold leaf as a background AND a highlight!
Oohh- love this! I may show it to a client- am trying to explain how I'd like to just highlight an area of the turret ceiling.ReplyDelete
How did you get permission to shoot it? Very cool!
What a great blog: really specialised, with great images and expert commentary. More posts please, however short!ReplyDelete
A fabulous post with equisite detail!ReplyDelete
Art by Karena
That is so crisp and pretty and somehow the detail picked out is unexpected...so it makes it a little humorousReplyDelete
There is NOTHING like real gold...well, I suppose you could *try* and recreate this with shcaibin and a bit of wondasize (she says with tongue firmly in cheek)
Lynne, you have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award. Here is a link to my post to see what it is all about. Congratulations! MarkReplyDelete
wow, thanks mark!ReplyDelete