Without the sacred feeling
Vatican's what I most looked forward to in Rome: Memories of a
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
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.