Roman Holiday: Easter Sunday at San Giovanni in Laterano


In a world, full of death.


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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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2 Responses to Roman Holiday: Easter Sunday at San Giovanni in Laterano

  1. Mother Suzanna says:

    Christ has risen, he has indeed!

    • hermitsdoor says:

      The image that I used was one of 10 high relief scupltures above each column in the basilica. They are best viewed from below in the center of the nave. Then, the characters literally jump out from the walls. The left side of the nave portrays stories from the Hebrew texts (e.g. the Flood, Abraman sacrificing Isaac, Jonah…), and the right side from the Gospels (e.g Jesus’ baptism, Jesus falling while carrying the cross, Jesus’ resurrection…). Interestingly, I could not find mention of these sculptures in our guide books or even the basilica guides in the gift shop. Guess, you just have to use your observation skills to notice them amoung all the other statues and gold.

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