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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vatican Museum

October 13, 2012

Originally had planned on not going back to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel but only St. Peter's Basilica but plans change. It was a rainy day and thought the museums would be a great place to spend the afternoon. A subway there and 10 minute walk and shorter line than expected. Thank you rain. Really surprised when I got to the Sistine Chapel and saw several people taking pictures. It is taboo. Not due to damage to the paintings but because a Japanese company that paid millions for the restoration owns the property rights and they normally enforce a no photo policy. If they were trying to stop people from taking pictures I was just in the right spot. Took a few pictures in 2006 which were hurried and fuzzy and almost lost my camera to the photo police.


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