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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. Lovely angle and I love the idea of the arms encompassing everyone. That must have made the wait less tiresome, and at least it gave you time to meditate on each statue!

    • Thank you so much Barbara 🙂 Indeed, the overall design concept St. Peter Square was remarkable and made by a genius on that era! Have a great weekend!

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