2017.05.09 mapping history through the eyes of art
Travelog: 2017.05.09 Part 2
After a quick walk to the courtyard to check out the famous pine cone and sphere/globe, we went through the rest of the galleries. I loved the Hall of Tapestries and Hall of Maps! So much detail and such vibrant colours! There is a tapestry of Jesus that is pretty creepy (or amazing, it’s a very thin line…) – if you keep looking at him when you walk down the hall, you can see that his eyes are watching you all the way, from any angle
The Sistine Chapel is gorgeous, and with all the amazing details surrounding them, cardinals locked in the chapel during conclave must play their own Catholic version of “Where’s Wally?” However, the chapel was slightly bigger than I expected.
And here comes an unpopular opinion: I find it slightly overrated, to be honest. Sure, it’s one of the most famous pieces of artwork in the world, and it honestly is breathtaking… but I’ve seen more beautiful churches in Rome ¯\_(ツ)_/¯