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The Vatican

Without the sacred feeling

Vatican's what I most looked forward to in Rome: Memories of a
sacred and great atmosphere in beautiful Notre Dame in Paris and several other Catholic churches gave me great expectations before the first meeting with St. Peter's. These expectations were suddenly killed by young, black dress security guards: "Not for tourists". Only Italians were admitted to the fair which now began. Other visitors had to follow the well-guarded and overflowing stream of people in a limited part of the church close to the entrance.

Photo Gunnar Christensen




St. Peter's: Many climbs the long and narrow stairs with over five hundred steps up from the inner dome - to the top of the outer dome. Here is Rome's finest views.