Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Behind the Basilica

These are views of things behind Saint Peter's Basilica. The pictures were taken during my tour of the Vatican Gardens.

Back Side of the Sistine Chapel
The Vatican Train Station
Pope John XXIII was the last Pope to use the station for travel. Now the train is used for bringing in supplies and taking out the trash.
The Vatican Heliport
The heliport was built by Pope Paul VI and is used by the Pope for his numerous journeys. I noticed that Pope Benedict XVI traveled by helicopter when he visited the Basicilica of St. Paul near our home. During the summer he uses the helicopter to go back and forth from Castel Gondolfo in the Alban Hills. (The heliport has a bronze statue of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.)

The Vatican Gas Station

The Vatican Radio Station

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