Sunday, November 10, 2013

Basilica of St. Paul Outside The Walls, 2

Continuing our tour of St. Paul Outside the Walls...
The outside south aisle


















In the nave now, looking forward to the triumphal arch,
another giant mosaic, an Apocalypse, a gift of Galla Placida,
governor of Italy, daughter of Emperor Theodosius (the
capital had long since moved to Constantinople)(we visited
her tomb in Ravenna, her capital)


















The Pantokrator does not look happy














View from the stern














West facade, more mosaic, more columns all around the
beautifully landscaped courtyard















Door incorporating original Byzantine plates


















Another door, another rather graphic depiction
of the end of St. Paul; basic take-away here
...if you see an angel waving a palm frond in
your direction, run away!





















South transept Raphael


















In the cloister, with its incredible inlaid columns all around














In the museum, a wall-sized photograph of Vatican II














Nice selection of spirits in the gift shoppe














Main facade and entrance





1 comment:

Tawana said...

This is beautiful...love the ceilings.