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Friday, March 23, 2012

Perhaps You've Always Wanted to Visit the Sistine Chapel

Posted by on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

My mom just sent me this awesome link. Thanks, mom!


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Awesome, indeed!
Posted by fARTing on March 23, 2012 at 10:51 AM · Report this
aardvark 2
sooo 2011 (cant help it)
Posted by aardvark on March 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 3
I've been there. Pretty fucking awesome, to say the least.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM · Report this
Vince 4
It's awesome alright. In fact, it's beyond awesome. It's a monument to razzle dazzle old style. Many palaces were big showy places to stike awe in people and show real power. But only remnants of all those still exist except for the pyramids or the parthenon.Even those have been stripped bare. Some of the palaces of ancient Rome were probably similar to this. Nero's palaces in particular sound like they surpassed this. Jeweled and painted with expensive marble and rare stones, they were lavish. The palaces of Darius in Persia, too. When you summon your provinces to come by and pay you taxes, you'd better impress them.
Posted by Vince on March 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM · Report this
Fnarf 5
It's just the 16th century version of reality TV, right?

Silly me, I dragged my mouse the wrong way and cracked my head on the tiles.
Posted by Fnarf on March 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM · Report this
kim in portland 6
I've seen it twice, once while I lived in Denmark and again last summer. It is beautiful. It was fascinating to see how many people ignored the wall frescos by Botticelli, Perugino, Signorelli, and others, the ceiling and the Last Judgement dominate people's attention. The Raphael Rooms are worth seeing, too. Bring binoculars to see the details, because cameras are forbidden and the Sistine Chapel is crowded. You don't want to miss seeing Michelangelo's response to Monsignor Biagio da Cesena in the Last Judgement. Biagio was a prude who complained to the pope, Paull III, about Michelangelo's "shameless nudes", and his likeness can be found painted in hell with the ears of a jackass.
Posted by kim in portland on March 23, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
Almost better than the real world experience as it often involves standing room only and absurd noise level.

Posted by anon1256 on March 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM · Report this
Vince 8
BTW, why do none of the adults have pubic hair? It's like a great big pedophile playground.
Posted by Vince on March 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM · Report this
@8 - I believe shaving your nethers was fashionable at the time this was painted.
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on March 23, 2012 at 2:54 PM · Report this
And why is Adam's wang so incredibly tiny?
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on March 23, 2012 at 3:05 PM · Report this
If there was ever any doubt about whether Michelangelo was gay, just look at the boobs and shoulders on his women. Masculine shoulders and the weirdest looking boobs you've ever seen.
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on March 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 12
If this were an iPad app, I'd pay for it. As it is, the woefully lacking mouse interface does this site no favors.

Still, though - very cool.
Posted by Free Lunch on March 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM · Report this
Sadly, his is significantly better than in person. You don't have to shove or be shoved around, there aren't guards screaming at you to be quiet and to not take photos.
Posted by erasedk on March 24, 2012 at 4:11 PM · Report this

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