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Colonnades of St. Peter's Square, Vatican

The Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter's Square) which was intended to isolate the basilica without creating a barrier in fornt of it, acts, in fact, as a sort of vestibule. The gentle curve of the colonnades, like two arcs of a circle, framing the rectangular space, are a gesture of welcome extended to the pilgrims of the world.

Last Revised September 28, 2007

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