This summer I am going to Europe.  In Rome my family is going to the Vatican Museum.  Here are
5 things I want to see in the museum and why I want to see them.

1.  While we are at the Vatican museum I want to look at  The Sistine Chapel Ceiling.  It took Michelangelo 4 long years to paint.He did it on scaffolding.  Instead of just painting it, he put up plaster and painted on the plaster.  It is from the part of  the Bible called the Old Testament. I would like to look at it because it’s one of the most famous and oldest works of art . 

2.  I would like to see the Laocoon. It is a sculpture of priest Laocoon and his sons being eaten by snakes. I want to see it because it is a very famous sculpture and I like the look of it all. 

3. I would love to get a peek at the Last Judgement.  It’s an entire painted wall of human souls rising and falling.  I’d love to see it because it’s so big and amazing.

4. I want to search for the statue of Perseus.  It is a sculpture of a man on a horse holding Gorgon Medusa’s head.  I want to  search for it because it is like good winning a battle against evil.

5.  Last, in the Vatican museum I’d like to look at Antinous. It is a Greek Statue of an entourage of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.  I want to find  it because I want to go to Greece someday.

Image Credit:  Flickr/nathangibbs

Meg Griffin
7/16/2012 11:48:31 pm

Abby, it sounds like you have done some homework and know what you want to see. We climbed to the top of the cupola of the Sistine Chapel. It was really high with narrow and winding stairs. You could see the papal gardens - which are beautiful and all over Rome. Definitely do it if you can! Also, great pizza place if you leave St. Peter's Square to your left, two streets down on the right about mid block on the left. Delicious pizza and ice for your drinks! Have a great time and make sure to journal your memories - you do forget things. :-)

7/17/2012 12:14:11 am

Thank you for the tips. The pizzia place sounds delicious.

Grandpa Marvin
7/17/2012 01:08:01 am

AWESOME !!! I think more than the blog is being there and seeing for yourself. What an incredible experience you're going to have. Great research job.
Love you...

7/17/2012 05:22:32 am

Abby, excellent research! You are prepared! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time! Don't miss the inside of St. Peter's Cathedral and look for Pieta by Michelangelo!! It, too, is a very famous sculpture!

7/22/2012 04:58:14 am

Great Job Abby! Have a great time in Europe!


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