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Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel


Offbeat  (tags: arts, Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo, virtual tour, tech )

Nancy
- 651 days ago - vatican.va
Here is an amazing bit of technology that you would never see in person, as you would NEVER be alone in this room. It is ALWAYS VERY CROWDED and of course you can't see Michelangelo's artwork close up as you can here. From our friend Jim P. and Villanova



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Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:16 pm
Beautiful !!
 

Carrie B. (305)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:18 pm
This is amazing and beautiful Go the main site and there is even more. Virtual Tours of Vatican Art
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:44 pm
Ok, I don't care for it. I think it's overdone.

I like quiet simple places with the beauty of peace.

I do respect those who appreciate what must be beauty in there somewhere.

 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:49 pm
Just got through writing to both Nancy & Carrie...

They are both here already... Wow, did not realize people could move so fast... lol...

The virtual tour is simply awesome!
I imagine that there are other virtual tours out there.
For those of you visiting this bit of news, if you know of any virtual tours of other
places, museums and the like, please post them with links.

Much appreciated... Hugzzz...

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:51 pm
Whoops, almost forgot, give the Visit Site a few minutes, seconds to link into it.

Well worth the wait especially if you have a slow link.

.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:59 pm
A virtual Tour.

Wait for it to load.

Move the mouse around and see what happens.

Use arrows to move around.

Here is an amazing bit of technology that you would never see in person, as you would NEVER be alone in this room. It is ALWAYS VERY CROWDED and of course you can't see Michelangelo's artwork close up as you can here. This is especially spectacular if you have a large high-definition screen! Too many details to view on an iPhone.

TO VIEW EVERY PART OF THE MICHELANGELO'S MASTERPIECE, JUST CLICK AND DRAG YOUR ARROW IN THE DIRECTION YOU WISH TO SEE.

In the lower left, click on the plus (+) to move closer, on the minus (-) to move away. Choir is thrown in free.

MOVE THE ARROW AND YOU WILL SEE EVERY PART OF THE CHAPEL.

This virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel is incredible. Apparently done by Villanova at the request of the Vatican...

This is awesome! Enjoy.

I received this from Nancy B., a member of C2 and forwarded to friends here in C2 and to those outside of C2.

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Christeen Anderson (491)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:14 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.
 

Elisa M. (93)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:40 pm

Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks dear Jim for sending me the forward.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:41 pm
Awesome! Thanks for sharing this, Nancy!
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:37 pm
i just spent half my night in there. mesmerizing. i wish i could remember the link for you, jim. abdessalem (i think) posted a virtual tour of the pyramids and it was great.
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:44 pm
Pyramids
 

Glenn Byrnes (192)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:20 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Ana R (220)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:23 am
noted with thanks
Nancy, You made my day:)
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:40 am
Thank you!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:43 am
noted
 

Stan B. (124)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:37 am
Breath-taking thanks Nancy. Loved the music too.
 

caroline schnettler (80)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:10 am
Thank you, this is beautiful!
 

Anneke Andries (256)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:32 am
Rome, Italy...
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:17 am
Wonderful Nancy! There are similar tours for many other intriguing places.
 

Sheila S. (64)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:24 am
I could leave this on my screen for hours. Thank you!
 

Russell R. (87)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:52 am
You cannot currently send a star to Nancy because you have done so within the last week.
Just to think what MICHELANGELO had to so through to create this beautiful fresco working only a foot and a half away from the ceiling so that when you viewed it from the floor the proportions are correct.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:21 am
What an amazing miracle of artwork. Thanks for sharing this with us Nancy.
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:37 am
Love this, BEAUTIFUL!, Love in person, love Michelangelo and love Italy!
Thank You Nancy, Thank You Jim!
 

C P. (96)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:51 pm
If you'd love to fly around the world from your chair, try this - its awesome too.
So in honor of JiIm's Happy Birthday Today - here's a little gift!!

http://www.airpano.com/List-Aerial-Panoramas.php

Pick out any interesting location around the world, and click on it. A page will come up with a photo. In the centre is a circle with a triangle.
Click on the triangle. Now you get a full picture. If it's not a full screen, click on the 4 dots in the lower right corner.
Now with full screen, place your curser anywhere on the screen and slowly drag the picture in any direction you want. Left, right, up, down, slow or stop.
Try the Egyptian Pyramids in Egypt or Moscow, Kremlin to get started.

 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:03 pm
Even when I saw it before the restoration, it was the most beautiful man made creation I had ever seen-en to this day.
 

ellen m. (222)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:53 pm
I first heard of this from a tv show about a year ago, before I had anything other than my android to view it...
So thanks for reminding me Nancy, and you are so right about the phone Jim!
 

samantha l (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:20 am
Absoultely breathtaking!
 

Kerstin Strobl (347)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:07 am
Great! Thank you for sharing dear Nancy
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:44 pm
Such magnificence I would rarely ever get to see. Thank you for sharing this video Nancy!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:50 am
Thanks! Awesome.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:31 am
Thank you Nancy, cool stuff
 
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