Skip to comments.Redemptoris Mater: The Vatican provides magnificent 3-D chapel tour featuring detailed mosaics
Posted on 02/28/2005 11:15:40 PM PST by Stoat
Please click on this link to go to the 'start page' for the presentation:
You are about to visit the "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel of our Holy Father John Paul II.
The chapel is precious to the Holy Father as it is used during his annual spiritual retreats as well as for the homilies given during Advent and Lent. The chapel was completely redone with over 600 square meters of mosaics on the walls and ceilings as a gift to the Holy Father for his 50th anniversary of ordination to priesthood. It was designed to incorporate the theological essence of both the west and east, the "two lungs" of the Church.
The visit will take you into the chapel to see the mosaics and to understand the meaning of different events of Christ's life represented in them.
This project will be presented in two phases: the coincides with the Holy Father's 25th Anniversary of His Pontificate, October 2003, and the will begin in December 2003. .
First, choose the version best for your computer and connection based on the technical indications below. Click on the chapel after the introduction finishes.
If you have a technical question, please address it to "All" in addition to myself so that everyone will feel invited to help. There is a lot of impressive computer expertise here at Free Republic and I am not at the top end of it by any means. :-)
Once you're in the chapel, be sure to fully investigate all of the controls, as you can zoom, pan, and look up and down. There's an outline representation of the chapel that will show you the region you're exploring. Mousing over some of the images will reveal detailed explanations of the scenes as well as additional close-up zoom options.
Perhaps some of the people on your ping list might enjoy this. :-)
Interesting Chapel ping...
I found that PoP-Up Blockers must be "Off" to view this site.