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Facade of St. Peter's Basilica
Image ID
5743
Title
Facade of St. Peter's Basilica
Caption
The grand east facade of St Peter's Basilica, 116 m wide and 53 m high. Built from 1608 to 1614, it was designed by Carlo Modeno. The central balcony is called the Loggia of the Blessings and is used for the announcement of the new pope with "Habemus Papum" and his Urbi et Orbi blessing. The relief under the balcony, by Buonvicino, shows Christ giving the keys to St. Peter. The facade is topped by 13 statues of apostles in travertine. The dome was designed by Michelangelo and completed in 1593.
Date Created
July 15, 2006
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
3008 x 2000 pixels
File Size
4.24 MB
Camera
NIKON D50
Focal Length
22 mm
Credit Line
David Joyal / EdStockPhoto
Copyright Status
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