|Above: Subway in Rome||Below: The rear of St. Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo Fuori le Mure)|
|The reputed tomb of St. Paul. Below left: said to be his chains. Below right: the tomb.|
|An altar of solid malachite. Wow. Just .... wow.|
|All the holy water fonts are boat shaped, commemorating Paul's voyages.|
|Below: Basilica of the Holy Thin Section. The windows are thinly cut slabs of stone.|
The first time we were here, in 1990, it was a chilly, damp, dark day in
January, with barely enough light inside to see. And then we walked out into
the courtyard and saw this. Even on a miserable day, it glowed. |
Below: On a nice day it's even more spectacular. I think the only time the mosaic will ever be directly sunlit is very early morning and late afternoon in midsummer.
Left: One of the bronze main doors
Below: Views around the portico.
Left: Why it pays to be picky about stone. Rust stains from iron
minerals (possibly pyrite).
Below: The train platform at the local stop.
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