Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Santa Maria Maggiore

Ceiling of the baptistery

Salus Populi above the altar

Baldacchino from the Confessio

Apse Mosaic of the Crowning of Mary

The line was long for the Vatican Museum and it was raining hard. So we took the Metro to Termini and ran for cover at St. Mary Major. These aren't in any particular order. My hour at the internet center is coming to a close. Will post more later.


Don Marco, O.Cist. said...

Oh, the photos are really lovely. It was such a joy to spend time with you yesterday and to welcome you to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. The Argent by the Tiber Family is just beautiful. Greetings to each one.

Rob said...

I wonder, do the priests and bishops that say masses and work in these chapels ever get inured to the glory around them? I mean, do they ever just find themselves walking around inside these works of art saying to themselves, "Yeah, just another day tooling around in Santa Maria Maggiore. Blah blah blah."