I trudged in among the masses of people and craned my neck above the crowd, attempting to see how much longer before I could enter the Sistine Chapel. “Silence please! NO photos!” a stern security guard reprimanded. I was getting impatient after waiting for hours to see this, but I would have to wait just a little while longer.
Soon enough, I was finally inside, but I did not stare in awe quite yet — I wanted to get the perfect view first. My family and I gathered on what spare room there was upon the steps. Settled at last, I allowed my eyes to wander upward. Vibrant colors leapt out at me. It seemed as though I had entered
My brother pointed out my favorite portion of the Sistine Chapel —the creation of Adam. I was not only the happiest I had been yet on this trip, but also in complete admiration of the extent of Michaelangelo’s brilliance. I was stunned by the intricacies in his work and his sheer talent. The emotion expressed in each person’s face was unique, and body lines were flawless. How one man could create such spectacular religious art at such an early time continues to amaze me.
This trip was exceptional because we were able to spend ten days in a picturesque country overflowing with history and culture. We visited
Besides visiting historical sites like the
The trip was made further enjoyable because of the accommodations. Not only were the hotels themselves wonderful, but the locals were completely welcoming. My favorite hotel was Hotel Saint John in
This trip to
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