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Can't get to Rome? Take this virtual tour instead
The Deacon's Bench ^ | Wednesday November 11, 2009 | Deacon Greg Kandra

Posted on 11/12/2009 12:58:33 PM PST by GonzoII

Monday, the Vatican unveiled a stunning website that offers a virtual tour of the Lateran Basilica.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.beliefnet.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; italy; rome; vacation; virtualrome

1 posted on 11/12/2009 12:58:36 PM PST by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII; AnAmericanMother; NYer

Incredible! Thanks for posting!


2 posted on 11/12/2009 1:02:29 PM PST by livius
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To: GonzoII

wow! Ping for later


3 posted on 11/12/2009 1:03:55 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama will dispatch skittle $hitting unicorns around the world to bring peace and prosperity to all!)
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To: livius

bump...


4 posted on 11/12/2009 1:06:52 PM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Batman11

By the way, when you visit the virtual tour, if you left click and drag you can move around the rooms.


5 posted on 11/12/2009 1:07:41 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama will dispatch skittle $hitting unicorns around the world to bring peace and prosperity to all!)
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To: GonzoII

Awesome!


6 posted on 11/12/2009 1:07:41 PM PST by wireman
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To: GonzoII

Incredible! Thank you


7 posted on 11/12/2009 1:10:26 PM PST by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: GonzoII

Many thanks, this is seriously awesome.


8 posted on 11/12/2009 1:16:36 PM PST by TASMANIANRED
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To: All
The really gave it class with the music!

There's more to come later:

Inside scoop on Vatican’s groundbreaking virtual tour

9 posted on 11/12/2009 1:17:22 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: pgkdan

Super! And I’m really proud of Villanova U and their Professor Paul Wilson. They did a fantastic job...and they apparently plan to do other sites in the future.


10 posted on 11/12/2009 1:17:38 PM PST by livius
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Salvation; NYer; wagglebee; narses

Ping to Rome!


11 posted on 11/12/2009 1:19:11 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Batman11

You can also zoom in on individual stuff. They did a truly fine job. I have been there a couple of times and I don’t think I got a good a view as this.


12 posted on 11/12/2009 1:20:12 PM PST by livius
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To: GonzoII; Alex Murphy; Dr. Eckleburg
Rome?!? I've been to Rome!

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13 posted on 11/12/2009 1:20:43 PM PST by Gamecock (A tulip, the most beautiful flower in God's garden.)
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To: Gamecock
There must be a problem!!??

I keep left clicking??...Nada??

Where's the music dude??!!

14 posted on 11/12/2009 1:23:17 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Very nice!


15 posted on 11/12/2009 1:24:03 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: Gamecock

And apparently you took your little graven image with you.


16 posted on 11/12/2009 1:33:48 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Petronski

That’s no image!

That’s the Rome-ing Gnome!


17 posted on 11/12/2009 1:49:20 PM PST by ExGeeEye (P.U.M.A.--BC/BG!)
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To: Batman11

Did you visit the ceilings?


18 posted on 11/12/2009 2:00:21 PM PST by TASMANIANRED
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To: Gamecock
ROTFLOL.

He's so well-traveled. Yet he still looks fresh and rested. Must be the company he keeps. 8~)

19 posted on 11/12/2009 6:29:18 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: GonzoII
Anyone deciding to go to Rome, I suggest you book this early:

http://saintpetersbasilica.org/Necropolis/ScaviTour.htm

20 posted on 11/12/2009 6:33:42 PM PST by votemout
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To: Petronski; Gamecock
And apparently you took your little graven image with you.

But no one prays to it or believes it was immaculately conceived or rose to heaven bodily or remained a virgin or is a co-redeemer or a mediator between God and men.

All errors of Rome about Mary; not about Calvin, one of God's saints.

21 posted on 11/12/2009 6:52:06 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Gamecock

ROTFL, that is pretty darn funny.


22 posted on 11/12/2009 7:55:10 PM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
But no one prays to it or believes it was immaculately conceived or rose to heaven bodily or remained a virgin or is a co-redeemer or a mediator between God and men.

Such is your claim.

23 posted on 11/12/2009 8:11:02 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: onedoug

Neat-o!


24 posted on 11/12/2009 8:18:24 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: GonzoII

Sounds wonderful!


25 posted on 11/12/2009 9:13:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Petronski

LOL!!!!!


26 posted on 11/12/2009 9:21:08 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat; Dr. Eckleburg

Well thank you!

I did get some funny looks when I took those. I suspect no one know who that was or the guys with striped bloomers and pointy sticks would have come after me.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 4:30:43 AM PST by Gamecock (A tulip, the most beautiful flower in God's garden.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
But no one prays to it or believes it was immaculately conceived or rose to heaven bodily or remained a virgin or is a co-redeemer or a mediator between God and men.

So you claim.

28 posted on 11/13/2009 2:56:57 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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