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The Colonnades of the Vatican

Vatican City

St. Peter’s Square (Vatican City) is surrounded by semi-round colonnades. Designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, each side of the colonnades consists of four rows of columns with total of 284 columns. Additionally, Bernini placed 140 statues of religious people on top of the colonnades. I did not count it myself but I was tempted to take picture of each statue. The two colonnades were geometrically designed to resemble two arms that embrace the crowds in the square.

Too many photos of the colonnades are available online, so I thought to take a photo with different perspective. Yes, I was queuing when taking the picture, it was a long wait and I learned a lesson to start early when visiting famous landmark 😉

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  1. Vatican City, that must have been something to see…and then you mention the line queuing 🙂
    Great perspective ~ I really like your opening shot, just a bit off kilter. Cheers to a great week!

  2. Brilliantly captured…the black and white combination looks awesome. The structure is massive and magnitude of its architecturally beauty is magnified with your composition…

  3. I love the fresh angle – very much and had to adjust my balance after viewing ha! and I agree with you on visiting some landmarks – it can take many hours out of a day! 🙂 have a great week Indah

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