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After the Canonisation

Time to add a new country, although Vatican City, the smallest sovereign country in the world, is part of Italy, according to TE. It has been the Holy See’s independent city state within Rome since the signing of the Lateran Treaty in 1929. This is a view of one of the most famous squares in the world, St Peter’s Square with the St Peter’s Basilica (officially: Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican). The Renaissance church, the largest in the world, was constructed between 1506 and 1626, but there has been a church on this site since the 4th century. The 41-metre tall obelisk in the centre of the square was originally erected in Heliopolis in Egypt and moved to Rome in 1586 by Pope Sixtus V. To the right of the basilica, the Apostolic Palace and the roof of the Sistine Chapel can be seen.

The celebration of the canonisation of seven men had taken place in St Peter’s Square earlier in that day (October 14, 2019), their portraits were still on the façade of the basilica.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 693/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-10-14 15:49
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1503 k

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11914 W: 57 N: 20798] (78146)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-10-14
  • Camera: Sony DSC HX400v
  • Exposure: f/0.2, 1/416 seconds
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-01 13:33
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