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... and where we were having dinner! About three blocks (including going to the restaurant) later - we finally found the rest of the tour and joined them for Dinner. Dinner was OK.. but had had better!
After dinner a few of us decided to go back to the campsite, and waited for the shuttle bus. We were the first ones there and had waited for 1/2 hour, so was pleased when it finally turned up.
BUT…. some ...
... of the building are so perfect that a giant sphere could be place inside the building and fit perfectly. On top of that, the marble in the floor is made up of various kinds brought in from all corners of the Empire. This building may have been primarily a place for worship but there is no denying its symbolism of Rome's cultural transformation and power over the subjected peoples.
We saw the pope today! We lined up in front of the St Peter square at 6:30 am. A newlywed couple in line in front was from Ireland. Four women in line behind us were from Hawaii. At about 7:30am they opened the gate and there was a mad rush to find seats. We sat in the section with all the other newlyweds. We were in the third row in our section. All girls were dressed in white. After we sat down it started raining on us and Sean gave Catherine ...
... We reach a cute little corner where there is a cafe and are enticed to sit and people watch again. We order our drinks and choose a spot outside watching the smart cars manoeuvre around the tight streets along with the vespas that zip around the smart cars. There are more tourists now but still a nice local feel here. Our waitress is nice and friendly and we get chips (or crisps for the British folk) to snack on.
I want to get my Aunty Merle a little souvenir from the Vatican ...
... cave, well actually it was a prison. That's what the catacombs looked like. It was well lit but you could imagine what it looked like back then because they only used oil lamps to find their way around. Once the tour was finished, we headed out. We got back on the bus and on our way to St Peter's chains church we had to pay for the tour. When we arrived, the place (church) looked like an ordinary building. It didn't look like a church. Especially considering the artwork ...