Tuesday, September 15, 2009
St. Peter's Basilica
Hi! Saturday we went to St. Peter's Basilica! There were statues and tombs of many of the former popes! The Basilica was really big. Just to give you an idea of how big it was, if you put Holy Cross Church in there, it wouldn't take up much room. There was this really cool thing. Down the center aisle of the church, there were names of big churches around the world and a mark to how big the church is compared to St. Peter's. It made me realize just how big St. Peter's really is. It was cool. We took a bus there and a bus back. One of the bus drivers was not a good one. We couldn't get off the bus at our stop even though we had pressed the button to say we wanted to get off the bus. Apparently, he only pays attention to people who stand next to the door!
I attached some photos of the adventure. You can see us in St. Peter's, the Baldacchino (canopy above the altar), the piazza (plaza) outside the Basilica, and Grace's reaction to the magnificent church. Also, there is a photo of "Pieta", a sculpture by Michaelangelo
P.S. To answer some of your questions: I can speak a little Italian, but not much. I know "Grazie" means "Thank you" and "Per Favore" means "please". I know a few other things too.