“Dome and Sky” : Vatican City, 12th March 2011
I needed a break from the arduous toil of going around the Vatican Museum, and found an escape from the round of dimly lit chambers in a beautiful garden somewhere outside.
Just at that moment the weather changed for the better, the rain clouds dispersed, and I discovered this enormous metal dome, a kind of modern installation, sitting incongruously in proximity to all of these remnants from bygone ages.
Somehow the colour and shape of this artefact was just begging to be contrasted with the blue sky, and here it is – a highly unorthodox and unrepresentative memento of the Holy See!
A larger version of this image can be seen here.