Here are a few more pics from our trip to the Vatican yesterday. There was lots of mosaic pictures and patterns. Plenty of inspiration for future projects here!
|I loved this pattern which was inlaid in a windowsill|
|This is a mosaic replica in St Peter's Basilica of one of the paintings in the Vatican museum. You would never guess it's not a real painting.|
There was also lots of carved woodwork, particularly in the window settings.
The marble inset floor tiles and motifs were also all handmade.
And of course the amazing paintings were an incredible feat of patience and hard work. We couldn't take photos in the Sistine Chapel but apparently it took Michael Angelo 4 years to paint the full ceiling.
And finally, a picture of the Vatican itself. They were setting up for the Pope's Easter Address today.
I hope you've enjoyed these pics. Will post more photos of crafts as we come across them on our trip.
Happy Easter everyone!!