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Subject: Jeanne sent me this
Date Posted: 1/28/2012 8:37 PM ET
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and we thought you all might find it interesting.  The Sistine Chapel http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

MICHELANGELO'S MASTERPIECE

(Follow the directions for fantastic
views,

especially the +, zoom in, icon.)

Here is an amazing bit of technology that
 you would never

see in person, and you would never be alone in the room.

It is always very crowded and of course you can't see Michelangelo's artwork close up as you can here.

This is especially spectacular if you have a large

High-Definition screen! Too detailed to appreciate

on an I-Phone.

TO VIEW EVERY PART OF THE MICHELANGELO'S MASTERPIECE, JUST CLICK AND
DRAG YOUR ARROW

IN THE DIRECTION YOU WISH TO SEE.

 

In the lower left, click on the plus (+) to move closer, on the

minus (-) to move away. Choir is thrown in free.

AMAZING! MOVE THE ARROW AND YOU WILL
SEE EVERY PART OF THE CHAPEL.

 

This virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel is incredible.

Apparently done by Villanova at the request of
The Vatican. Thought you would enjoy the quality and a bit

of Rome on your computer.

 

Amazing what can be done with technology.



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Date Posted: 1/28/2012 11:36 PM ET
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OMG!
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 1:14 AM ET
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LOL  That sums it up nicely.  smiley

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 7:16 AM ET
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Thank you!  I need to share this!

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 10:49 AM ET
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This is really cool!  I spent a good ten minutes trying to angle it so I could see what the writing on the floor said.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 12:31 PM ET
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Very neat! I saw it in person about 10 years ago, and the volume of tourists there at any given time really degrades the experience--you are rushed through at a pretty good clip, not allowed to take photos and constantly pushed and shoved by the others who want to see it as you go through. Something like this is really nice!

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 3:29 PM ET
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Wow!!  Thanks for posting.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 5:54 PM ET
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Thank you so much for posting this.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 6:45 PM ET
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I'm happy that Letty put this in the forum. I wasn't sure if anyone else would want to see this (cringe) but obviously I am in a very cultured group! Glad that you are enjoying this!

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 7:42 PM ET
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Jeanne, I read the Agony and the Ecstasy a million years ago and loved Leon Uris' take on the painting of the chapel.  I still love the movie too.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 7:51 PM ET
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Letty -- I'm sure that Leon Uris has an interesting take on the chapel, but I think you meant Irving Stone.smiley

(That's ok -- in another forum, I somehow referred to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin as Harriet Tubman instead of Harriet Beecher Stowe -- particularly embarrassing since we live 5 blocks from the cabin in which Josiah Henson, the Uncle Tom of the book, grew up as a slave -- and so is referred to around here as Uncle Tom's cabin.)



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Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 8:13 PM ET
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Very interesting!  I did not realize  A. that every inch was painted!

                                                             B. That people apparently were not big fans of clothing back then...

                                                              C.That every male had a 6 pack

                                                              D. That every male had a small penis

just my observation...

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 8:50 PM ET
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 I did not realize  A. that every inch was painted!

                                                             B. That people apparently were not big fans of clothing back then...

                                                              C.That every male had a 6 pack

                                                              D. That every male had a small penis

Did I say something about a "cultured group" earlier? May have to throw that misconception out the window! wink Lol Bonnie - you are too practical!

 



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Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 9:19 PM ET
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Jeanne do I get any points for eating Grey Poupon?  devil

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 9:27 PM ET
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LOL!

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 9:49 PM ET
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LOL Bonnie! you're a riot.