photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Paul L. Gleiser | all galleries >> Selecting a New Pope April 2005 > 0405d-0420-0025.jpg
previous | next
0405d-0420-0025.jpg
04/20/2005 Paul L. Gleiser

0405d-0420-0025.jpg

St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy

The dome that stands over the baldacchino and the papal altar was designed by Michelangelo, who became chief architect of St. Peter's in 1546. At the time of his death in 1564, the dome was finished as far as the drum, the base on which domes sit. The dome was vaulted between 1585 and 1590 by the architect Giacomo della Porta with the assistance of Domenico Fontana, who was probably the best engineer of the day. Photos don't properly appreciate scale. The Statue of Liberty will fit under this dome.


other sizes: small medium large original
share
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment