Eternal Flame Of Saint Peter
Anna Lisa Yoder
Photograph - Traditional Photographic Image
Inside the Vatican - a confessio (confession) under the dome at St. Peter's is illuminated by 100 of these beautiful Eternal Flames or lamps. The elegant bronze cornucopias supporting the lamps were designed by Mattia de' Rossi. The lamps surround an area called an exedra, which is enclosed by a balustrade. A ramp of stairs descends into the exedra. I captured this image on slide film in the mid-1980s, on a trip to Rome.
January 22nd, 2013
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