The Vatican, panoramic

So, this being an amazing weather for December, we headed to The Vatican yesterday.  Well, that was actually a side visit, since we were going to visit other places in Rome, near Vatican City, but we figured, since we are so close we might as well just go there now and see what the piazza looks like in December. That’s one of the advantages of living in Rome 🙂  We can always swing by.

If you have been here in the summer, you will see a never ending stream of double decker buses full of tourists from all over the world, and the piazza jam packed. Not yesterday. There were tourists but we could pretty much photograph the piazza and see the piazza in the photo.

I took this panoramic photo of the facade to The Vatican Basilica, sans tripod.

A panoramic of The Vatican basilica, from the Piazza Pio XII.

A panoramic of The Vatican basilica, from the Piazza Pio XII.

This panoramic photo is composed of 49 high res photos, with the lens zoomed at 70mm, from about a 100 m. Some stats:

20k x 12k pixels
87 in x 51 in @ 240 dpi

The amount of detail is impressive. Examples taken from the panoramic:

Vatican basilica. Clock on top right side.

Vatican basilica. Clock on top right side.

Vatican basilica. Coat of arms above entrance.

Vatican basilica. Coat of arms above entrance.

Vatican basilica. Sculpture above entrance.

Vatican basilica. Sculpture above entrance.

It is always fun to walk by the piazza every once in a while. It’s one of those places where you think, whoa, the amount of history that this place has seen!

So what do you think?

 

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