Mosaics and Michelangelo: Another Vignette of Rome

The next round of photos are here! I’ve loved going through them and reliving our adventure. And my, doesn’t Cat look grand with Rome’s triumphal arch?DSC_0362 And then we get to my rather anticlimactic photo…

DSC_0366 DSC_0368 DSC_0369 DSC_0373 Here we have Cat and one of my most favorite churches: San Clemente. Not only are the thousand year old mosaics AMAZING, but the current church was built on top of a mithraeum, a republic era home, and a 1st century building where Christians secretly worshiped. So what, you may be asking. Well, gentle reader, it’s possible to go down under the church and see each layer. Which, to me, is about as good as life can get. Also, the mosaics from San Clemente sparked my obsessive need to seek out all churches with amazing mosaics, which we did.  DSC_0385 DSC_0386 DSC_0388 DSC_0389 DSC_0391 DSC_0392 I think this is Italy’s Banksy.DSC_0396 Michelangelo’s Moses in the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. DSC_0399 DSC_0412
DSC_0400 DSC_0401 The marble detailing is easy to over look because it’s so abundant in Rome, but Amy and I tried to be conscious marble appreciators. DSC_0403 DSC_0405 DSC_0407  DSC_0415DSC_0418

On to the next adventure, I’d say! More of Rome to come.

Thanks again.

Best,

Kate and Amy, SL

Italian Word of the Day: Grazie | Thank you

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