St. Petersburg, Russia
Peter and Paul Cathedral

  In 1998 L&B visited Vatican City and spent quite a bit of time marvelling at Michealangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel. Since that time they tend to pay more attention to the decoration of ceilings.

At left, and blown up below is the ceiling of the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Though the cathedral's interior has been criticized for being painted to imitate marble, an affectation popular at the time of construction, the ceiling is impressive and nicely illuminated.

In the Cathedral are the tombs of the post-Petrine Tsars, including Nichalas II and his family.

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