Thursday, June 26, 2014

St Peter in Chains

The Church of St. Peter in Chains in Rome is another church we visited in May.
It's very unassuming on the outside....
but it's gorgeous inside.
You should add it to your list to see!

And there is no charge to enter! Click here for more info.

(These are the chains that were used to hold Peter in prison in Jerusalem and the chains that held him in prison in Rome.... According to legend, when Pope Leo was holding the two sets of chains, they miraculously fused together.)

Michelangelo's Moses is there as well.
And probably what most people go there to see.
Because of the translation that was used originally, the appearance of Moses after 
receiving the Ten Commandments showed him having horns instead of a shining face!

Michelangelo did this sculpture between The David and The Sistine Chapel.

That's DH in blue shirt and our friends are sitting behind him on the aisle seats.

I loved this below....

You know the ceilings are incredible.

One way you can get up these stairs.
We arrived there the long way (it's not far from the Colisseum).
But we did walk down these stairs when we left....
It's definitely not on the "beaten path"!


~*~Patty S said...

Ohhh wonderful photos of this special spot Linda...
it looks fabulous and awe inspiring on many levels!
Thank you for sharing!
Happy Weekend to you all...

Jeanie said...

This is truly a spot I would love to see. I'm so glad they let you take photographs! And extra glad that you shared them with us. Magnificent!