Vatican museums & St. Peter’s

Everything is big, big, big at the Vatican, so these are big photos.

It is hard to believe how big St. Peter’s is . . .

until you have a comparison.
Michelangelo’s dome in St. Peter’s Cathedral

Michelangelo’s Pieta
Raphael painted Michelangelo into The School of Athens; Vatican Museums.
In this St. Peter’s wedding chapel mosaic, Mary’s halo of stars is paved with 10-carat diamonds.
Henri Matisse, Casula verde, 1951; Vatican Museums