The Sistine Chapel Revisited

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome

A few years ago my husband and I went on an amazing trip to Italy. We were there for a little less than three weeks and focused our trip on Rome, Florence and Tuscany. It was a trip of a lifetime and one of the most spectacular experiences was seeing the Vatican in Rome and by extension, the Sistine Chapel.  It is hard to get a real feeling for the Sistine Chapel until you are there in person. However, on the other hand, you are part of a crowd and as such you never get a chance to look at anything that is below shoulder level so you do miss a lot. Seeing these places in person makes it easier to teach the History of Art which I have been doing for the last year. It started more by default than design but now I love it. I find it challenging and exciting to go beyond what I learned many years ago when I went to Art College. One of my students in this class shared a link with me that I will now share with you. It is a link to the Sistine Chapel where you can “visit” it by moving your mouse around just like you do on real estate sites. On the bottom left is a + mark to increase the size of the image and a – to decrease it. Move your cursor around to look at the floor, the ceiling, and the walls. There’s beautiful music in the background that helps you feel the majesty of the place. Enjoy.Here’s the link:    Sistine Chapel Revisited