Saturday, July 17, 2010

Scala Regia (Royal Staircase)

Apostolic Palace.

The new granite floor was put in under Pius XI.

They used to ride horses up and down here.

When I see this image I think of the hundreds of times I have flown down these stairs in rapid strides after exiting the packed Cappella Sistina.


  1. wow beautiful!!! this is the same staircase you featured before but from the bottom looking up?

  2. John, you are soooo lucky to live in Rome and see all these places!

    Makes the rest of us rather envious.... ; )

    Barb in NY