My Day with Michelangelo

 St. Peter's Basilica: Michelangelo designed the Great Crossing and the dome

St. Peter's Basilica: Michelangelo designed the Great Crossing and the dome

 Michelangelo's Pieta, the work of a man who lost his mother when he was six years old

Michelangelo's Pieta, the work of a man who lost his mother when he was six years old

It sounds crazy, even to me, but I feel like I know Michelangelo -- as if across the centuries we have become friends in all the time I have spent with him. So I am always happy to be in his presence -- to study and admire yet again the indelible marks he left on Rome. Today: the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. 

 The Sistine Chapel: an illicit photo

The Sistine Chapel: an illicit photo

Tomorrow: Ancient Rome. 

The weather is gorgeous! And the Euro is at a historic low -- $1.05. Come to Rome with me!