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Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the…

As he hears the footsteps on the cold marble floor of the Sistine Chapel, 70ft below the scaffolding on which he was perched, Michelangelo hid himself in the shadows and prepared his attack. Nobody, but nobody, was to see his ceiling until he had finished it, but he suspected that his assistants had...
  • Chu

    The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Rome, Italy. One of the most amazing, moving places I've ever been.

  • Katrina Garrett

    The Sistine Chapel in Rome Italy. This place is for sure on my bucket list.

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  • Ann Judge-Schenke

    The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. Words cannot describe the beauty of this chapel. We were 2 of only 4 people inside and were able to wander and drink in the art and the feeling of the place. It was an amazing experience.

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sneaky Sistine chapel pic.. When I saw this, I said that is a sneaky pic! I was there, they watch everybody for cameras cuz the flash will destroy the art and walls. Some people tried laying on the floor to soak it in... Right next to the sign that says not to :)

  • Lynda Habedanck

    This chapel was breathtakingly beautiful. I did not break the rules and sneak a pic, but found this on Pinterest.

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Big smile, Sistine Chapel.

. The Sistine Chapel, Italy -I cannot imagine standing under the masterpiece that is the Sistine chapels ceiling. done

  • Amy Gouger

    Last visit in 1979 before it was cleaned, need to see it again!

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Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vatican. Saw it in person, but I don't think I was able to take in all of its glory.

Vatican Museums (Italy). 'Rome boasts many artistic highlights, but few are as overpowering as Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. A kaleidoscopic barrage of colours and images, they come as the grand finale of the Vatican Museums, Rome’s largest and most popular art museum.' www.lonelyplanet....

I couldn't the size of the Sistine Chapel ceiling before I saw a guided tour of the sistine chapel...on the Vatican's website,, I believe it was.

Have you see the Sistine Chapel up close yet? It's one of the most stunning places to visit in #Italy. (h/t: @charcarper)

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy...I've seen a TON of beautiful churches all through Europe and Russia, but this has to take the crown!

  • Myra Johnson-Drew

    Words can't even describe the chapel, I wanted to cry the first time I went inside.

Beautiful and amazing Sistine Chapel work by Michaelangelo. Rome, Italy places I have been