TV ES PETRVS ET SVPER HANC PETRAM AEDIFICABO ECCLESIAM MEAM. TIBI DABO CLAVES REGNI CAELORVM
You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church. … I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven.
This is the breathtakingly beautiful Dome of St.Peter’s Basilica in Vatican. It is a sight to behold and as I was standing there, I couldn’t help but wonder about countless people who stood there before me. From the times of the ancient Rome, through dark Medieval days and blazing Renaissance times, to this day…nameless pilgrims, artists, popes, queens and king…No matter what the history tells us, I believe we are all equal under the sun.
This stunning piece of architecture and art rises to a total height of 136.57 meters from the floor of the basilica to the top of the external cross, making it the tallest dome in the world. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains the largest church in the world.
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