January 31, 2020

Saint Peter's Square

Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City

This was taken in the morning of Christmas Eve, just a few minutes after 8:00 am. It was unbelievable that the square was almost empty when this pilgrimage place for Catholics around the world is usually packed with crowds from different countries, especially that it was the day before Christmas. My cousin said it was really a blessing for us that we decided to take the tour that day - clear blue skies, very minimal crowd, and no rain marks a perfect winter day in metro Rome. Though it was a chilly 7 degree Celsius, the walls and pillars that were lit by the welcoming sunshine is just a view that uplifts.

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22 comments:

  1. Hello, what a beautiful view of this famous place. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  2. Beautiful shot! I like the early morning light and shadows.

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    1. Doesn't it make it very peaceful! Thank you so much Sir :)

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  3. Beautiful blue sky! Great shadows on the pillars, too.

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    1. Thank you so much Brian! It was a beautiful welcome to my first visit to the Vatican :)

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  4. Beautiful shot. I am surprised it's not crowded.


    Worth a Thousand Words

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    1. Absolutely true! Though when we finished our tour at around 11am, there already was quite a line to the security.

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  5. Brother Steve, These Photos Lately Have Been Very Impressive - Really Enjoying Them - All Those Shots From The Meal, Outstanding - Keep Smiling And Enjoy February

    Cheers

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    1. So happy to see you here The Padre! Thank you very much and I'm glad you like our Christmas Dinner. Let February be awesome for you too!

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  6. When i was younger, i wish to visit Rome, but it seems like now that i'm older, i'd rather go to low key places. However, given the rich history of this place, one must visit. Glad that you enjoyed this place, have you got the chance to explore the City?

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    1. As much as I really wanted to visit Italy, I definitely agree with how you think Rome is, especially before I went there. But when I arrived I was just so astonished by how beautiful it is and explains why it's quite rated so high by people. You should give it a try :) Oh yes! I was blessed to see the important parts of Rome in my 4 days there. Will post more of it soon :)

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  7. Hello Steven,
    What a nice picture. Great with the warm colors of the sun.
    You have visit meanwhile wonderful places in the world. Fantastic!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you so much Marco! I agree, I feel so blessed with all the beautiful places I have been, praying for more in the coming years :)

      Stevenson

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  8. Makes a great postcard with this photo.

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