Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm sure you will recognise this scene, it is so familiar as a place to visit when exploring Rome.
It is, of course, St. Peter's Square.

This is at the public heart of the Vatican City. From this view, you can see St Peter’s Basilica and its iconic Renaissance dome, which dominates the skyline of Rome. Another monument which you can see is the obelisk that stands at the centre of the square. An obelisk that was brought to Rome from Egypt by Caligula in 37 AD.

There are a number of Egyptian obelisks standing in Rome, in fact eight of them (a further five obelisks were made by Roman stonecutters). There are more erect obelisks from Egypt in Rome than there are anywhere else in the World, including Egypt. They were all brought to Rome by various Roman Emperors. This particular example, often called the Vatican Obelisk and sometimes Caligula’s Obelisk, is the only ancient Egyptian obelisk in Rome to have remained standing since Roman times.

The Colonnade and statues can just be seen at either side. I will add an unusual view of part of the Colonnade as a workshop.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9514 W: 373 N: 22024] (86526)
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