Sunday, December 03, 2006

San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Part 1

Some beautiful marble sculptures in San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica




S. Matteo l'Evangelista
(St. Matthew)
by Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728)














S.Pietro, I papa
(St. Peter)
by Pierre Monnot (1658-1733)

















S. Paolo (St. Paul)
by Pierre Monnot (1658-1733)
















S. Giovanni l' Evangelista
(St. John)
by Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728)














S. Guido, detto il Taddeo
(St. Judas, son of James)
by Lorenzo Ottoni (1658-1736)


















S. Simone, detto il Cananeo
(Simon the Zealot)
by Francesco Maratti

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4 Comments:

Anonymous alwyn said...

are u there right now? ;>)

11:39 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

No, I am back home. I have enjoyed Rome- full of history- both religious Rome and Imperial Rome. The churches are wonderful.So are the museums.

10:59 AM  
Blogger The Hedonese said...

yeap, Rome is a beautiful city... The coliseum and st peter's basilica were some fav places that left lasting impression

9:20 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

I admired St. Peter's Basilica because of its architecture and its numerous monuments/tombs of the various popes.

However, I am more comfortable with San Giovanni in Lateran (St.John Basilica). Here I sensed the presence of God. This is the first public church built by the Emperor Constantine which became the model of all churches elsewhere in the Roman Empire.

I also tried to retrace the footsteps of Martin Luther when he visited Rome. I had a glimpse of the convent he stayed in and also observed pilgrims climbing the 28 steps on their knees at the Holy Staircase. This practice of indulgence and penance made a strong impression on young Martin Luther.

2:28 AM  

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