10 February 2011

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Petro)

This monumental elliptical space, enclosed by 284 Doric columns four rows deep (196m wide and 148m long), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX.

As a catholic, it gives me different feeling just being in this place. It seemed very sacred and holy. You could see tourists patiently lining up to go inside the St. Peter's Basilica or the Tombs of the Popes. 

During the day, it is filled with visitors but during the night, there are lesser people.

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