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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.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/rome/sights/museum/vatican-museums

Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy

Spiral staircase, Vatican Museum, Italy..l   love this staircase!  It's so beautiful to walk down and makes lovely pictures   taken from a higher section to a lower section.

Walk up/down the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museum, Italy."l love this staircase! It's so beautiful to walk down and makes lovely pictures taken from a higher section to a lower section.

Colossal statue of Antinous as Dionysos-Osiris (ivy crown, head band, cistus and pine cone). Marble, Roman artwork. Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala Rotunda - Vatican Museums

Colossal Roman Statue of Antinous (lover of Hadrian) as Dionysos-Osiris (ivy crown, head band, cistus & pine cone) -- Marble -- Vatican Museums

The Kolumba Museum in Cologne, Germany by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.  Integrating new material and form with bombed-out church ruins.

Kolumba Museum - Originally the Church of St. Kolumba in Cologne, Germany this building has been transformed into the diocese's art museum, architect Peter Zumthor

Sistine Chapel, Rome.  Silenzio!  Move forward, please!  (When is it ever empty like this?!)

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Vatican this shows both the ceiling and the last judgment. The ceiling is a beautiful work of art with great detail. The last judgement even has more detail and it was done 29 years after the ceiling.

The Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel Ceiling painted by Michaelangelo, Vatican City, Italy

Museo Chiaramonti Vaticano, province of Rome, Lazio region Italy

Museo Chiaramonti Vaticano, province of Rome, Lazio region Italy.

Etruscan gold Detail - Fibula (ancient brooch) from the Regolini Galassi Tomb  (They do love ducks!)  Mid-7th Century BCE Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy

Etruscan gold Detail - Fibula (ancient brooch) from the Regolini Galassi Tomb, Century BCE Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy

Vatican Museum, Lazio Rome

Vatican Museum, Lazio Rome, the history is unbelievable.

Ancient Greece and Hellenismos

ganymedesrocks: “ Vatican school of Monotheism here showing the assembled talents of Polytheism. The better way to master a single God philosophy is to study the worship of or belief in multiple.

Musee Du Louvre, Paris, France

Musee du Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries, Paris France. © Brian Jannsen Photography--the Louvre was the palace of the French kings up until Louis XIV

Les escaliers du musée Vatican | The Vatican museum stairway

Top 50 des escaliers vraiment beaux et originaux

Les escaliers du musée Vatican | The Vatican museum stairway

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