I love this piece of video that goes behind the scenes and the Vatican Archives. As I watched my fingers started twitching to see exactly what was in those beautiful leather bound volumes. The Archive content covers twelve centuries and is stored on 85 linear km of shelving.
I loved this fresco in the Candelabra Gallery of the Vatican Museum. It was painted by German artist Ludwig Seitz (1844-1908). The colours in the gown are incredible, iridescent even. The translation of the Latin phrase in the background is “With the grace of God and the effort of will we obtain the excellence of virtue”.