The thing that kept occurring to me while we were in Rome was how old everything is. This is Rome. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. What’s that weird word that doesn’t have any vowels? Oh, yeah, Roman numerals. It’s like I just realized that this is The Land Where The History Comes From. On day two, we got up and walked to the Vatican Museum to check out the old stuff.
That last picture is a painting by Caravaggio, my favorite artist, by the way. Of course, the most famous thing to see at the Vatican Museum is the Sistine Chapel, which I did see, but it cannot be photographed. It was cool. It was kind of like a famous person – it looked a little shorter than I imagined. Next we went to St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s called St. Peter’s because it is known as the burial place of Peter. Peter from the Bible. You can climb to the top of the dome and look out to see a beautiful view of the city. It better be beautiful after 320 steps.
After this we walked some more so we could see more stuff – the Spanish steps, more churches, etc. I won’t bore you with the pictures, but it was awesome!