Rome Day 3, pt 5

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Rome Day 3, pt 5
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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 1:03pm

Vatican con't. OK, so I really, really wish I could remember all the things our guide, Marcos, told us. But, there is no way. They were throwing around names like Rafael and Michelangelo and when you are seeing that with your own eyes, it just boggles the mind. I'd love to get a book about the art of the vatican and also one about the roman forum. I might have to go over to the library and just see what they have because it was so interesting.

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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 2:34pm

I lovelovelove the art inside the buildings! The ceilings, walls, windows, etc are all pieces of art-amazing. I can see why you would want to learn more about it. I think it's pretty great that you got to go before the girls so that you know what you need to look up and learn more about before sharing it with them. I bet you will be a great wealth of knowledge for the girls when you go back. :)

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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 2:44pm
An interesting side note: most of the male statues were missing their, um, parts. The reason was that in the later years (rennaisance?) the women were too delicate to see that on a statue so they removed them and covered those areas with fig leaves. Then later decided that that was not true to the artists, so they were removed but the parts were still missing. Gives me a giggle to think that some day they are going to uncover a room with a pile of willies in it.

Another thing too, lots of the statues would get broken or their head would fall off and they would replace it with another part they had laying around. Those ancient Romans were the first "green" society because they were all about recycling. They did it with buildings and art and probably a lot more.