Skip to comments.The most awesome thing I have ever seen on the net. The Vatican virtual tours.
Posted on 11/13/2009 6:24:49 PM PST by FoxPro
Come visit Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome!
I am warning you, if you go to this link you may be stuck on this website for hours, as I was yesterday:
A map of the project is here:
An article about the project is here:
And the real reason I am posting this is my question.
When will the other Vatican related buildings pictorial projects be finished? I cant figure this out.
How will we know?
Where will they be posted?
Is there a good site out there that we can use to find out the artists and history of the objects we are looking at? It is almost overwhelming.
This was posted here at freerepublic.com yesterday, but it didn't get any legs. I want to give it a second try, since it is so amazing. It is arguably, in some ways better than actually being there, as you can zoom into different parts of the building that would be impossible to do while standing on the floor if you were actually there.
marking for later. Thanks for the post
Wow! Thanks for posting. I missed yesterday’s post. I checked out the apse. It was just like being there! Can’t wait to show Mr S!
Thanks, I took a couple of minutes look at it, and will bookmark this to come back and explore later.
God bless the Pope.
I cant even comprehend the history I am looking at here.
You could devise a whole set of art history courses around this, and I wish somebody would....
Place marker for later....
Compare this to the dirty sugar cube the muzzies parade around.
Oh, I see what you mean, you can zoom in and turn the picture by grabbing it. I didn’t even know that when I posted my last comment. Good stuff here.
Save for later
You’re welcome, Lady.
OK, now I know where to go next week. Sunday we are flying to Rome. We haven’t set up any tours figuring went we get there. This is now at the top of my list. Wow!
If all that art was put on the market, how many of the worlds hungry would it feed? Just askn?
I wish the fish-eye lens effect were not so pronounced, but still this is remarkable. Thanks for posting.
The zoom button is so awesome.
And so I want to know, for example:
1) Who painted the painting above the organ pipes?
2) When was it painted?
3) Who is in the painting?
4) Why was it painted?
I could ask this question about a thousand times, about everything here.
There are also several popes buried in this building, some above the doors.
I want somebody to explain this all to me, right now!
Just wait until they do Sistine Chapel. I will need sedatives and a few days off of work for that.....
Not as many as the Catholic Church feeds without selling it.