St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Images

Night view of the grand east facade of St Peter's Basilica, 116 m wide and 53 m high. Built from 1608 to 1614, it was designed by Carlo Modeno. The central balcony is called the Loggia of the Blessings and is used for the announcement of the new pope with "Habemus Papum" and his Urbi et Orbi blessing. The relief under the balcony, by Buonvicino, shows Christ giving the keys to St. Peter. The facade is topped by 13 statues of apostles in travertine. The dome was designed by Michelangelo and completed in 1593. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2039
Title
Facade by Night
Date
July 15, 2006
Date
July 15, 2006
Coordinates
41.9021810° N, 12.4533460° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
NIKON D50
Keywords
architecture, c16, catholic, church, east, exterior, facade, illuminated, italy, lit, night, piazza, renaissance, rome, san pietro, st peter's basilica, sunny, vatican
Original Filename
d50_217p.jpg
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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