Athansius Schaefer: St Peter interior

The center of the Roman Catholic faith, St Peter's draws pilgrims from all over the world. Few are disappointed when they enter the richly decorated basilica under Michaelangelo's vast dome. Pope Julius II laid the first stone of the present structure in 1506, and it wasn't completed until over a century later. All the great architects of the Roman Rennaissance and Baroque had a hand in its design.

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