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weekly photo challenge: on top

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in the spirit of the lenten season, i chose this picture for this week’s challenge. it was taken at st. peter’s square, vatican city.

in the foreground, you can find the statue of st. peter holding the key to heaven. behind it are statues of religious figures on top of the colonnades. jesus can be found second to the left. as the faithfuls gaze towards heaven, the presence of those statues must be a welcome sight.

st. peter’s square was the brainchild of pope alexander vii in the 17th century. it was designed and built by the famous architect gian lorenzo bernini. an accomplished sculptor himself, he built all the statues found therein with the help from his students.

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