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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018 edited
     
    So, I was a weekend trip to Rome two months back (my sisters and I brought my mom on a trip for her 60th birthday), and while we where on a tight schedule, we managed to see quite a few interesting sights. Now, Rome is full of nice things to see, but I think one of the most relevant things for this forum is the Vatican Gallery of Maps. Unfortunately, I was on a guided tour, so my time in the room was limited to about 10 minutes instead of the hours upon hours I would have liked to spend there (the room isn't that big, but the maps are absolutely beautiful). The room is a 120m long "corridor", containing 40 maps painted in the 1580's. It was commissioned by the pope at the time as both a decoration and a way to educate themselves of the world (they didn't have google maps back then). It is a location I highly recommend people visit.


    Now, here are the photos I took while in there. Note that not all of them came out great, and because I both had limited time and the room was full of other people, I didn't get to take as many pictures as I liked, nor did I have time to make sure all of them came out good or get proper framing. Also, these are just quick snaps with my cell, I am not a photographer, nor do I have any such equipment.

    Here's the Wikipedia article.

    And here's a Google Image Search with a lot of images from the room.

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    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2018
     
    Oh they are lovely, aren't they!

    One of the Guild members is currently drawing/painting a map in a style based on these right now, so I can go back and tell her that she's got her mountains just right.

    Thanks for sharing them, Remy :)
    • CommentAuthorScottA
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2018
     
    Just beautiful.
    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2018
     
    Now there's a room I could spend days in. :)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2018
     
    Or just take up residence :)
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    Why does my mind say, "Now there's a room I could take a nap in."
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    The dreams you would have ;)