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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