Vatican City (like the rest of Italy) is incredibly accessible and aware. It is also free to disabled people. Lois and I bought tickets online several weeks before our visit, which is the best way to avoid the entrance queues. Anyway when we arrived, they promptly sent us to the front of the queue’s, refunded our tickets, and gave us complimentary tickets. You can easily spend several days in the museum’s alone; there is simply so much too see, from Egyptian mummies, to frescos, artwork and astonishing statues. The highlights of the museum’s themselves being of course the Sistine Chapel. Alas, I do not have any photos of the Chapel because they asked us to refrain from taking pics inside, which I respected.
I was however allowed to take pictures inside St Peter’s Basicalica, so here are a few highlights.
The outside of one of the most beautiful dome’s in the world.
The dome from the inside of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, designed by Michelangelo. Although he died before it was complete.
Detail of the artwork and architecture. The writing is over 7 feet tall.
Finally, Michelangelo’s Pieta. The Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus.
There is a rather quaint fishing museum in Brighton, on the beach just below the pier.
This pic is of one of the old fishing boats. You can see the pier in the distance, and notice the jet trail cutting the sky across the middle.
Here is another boat, parked just outside the entrance to the museum.
An old lady, sitting gracefully in the sun
By the way, if I knew a little more about areoplanes I would tell you what these pics are all of, but alas I don’t!
Perhaps you can leave a comment and tell me?
What do you think? I think it came out pretty well.
A fishing boat in dry dock in Cape Town, it looks like they have been doing some maintenance to the hull.
I quite like the bright colours against the grey background.