One of my favorite rooms in the Vatican Museum
is the gallery of maps. It was commissioned
in 1580 by Pope Gregory XIII, and it took the artist
(Ignazio Danti) three years to complete.
Unfortunately, the last time I was there (in February),
the museum was more crowded than I've
ever seen it—even in July—and this was the only
picture I even tried to take.
[Linking back to Blue Monday
at Magical Mystery Teacher
and to Macro Monday.]