Ringing the upper part of the church are round mosaic portraits of 266 popes, from St. Peter to Pope Francis. There are only six empty ovals...what will happen when there is
Be sure to go to the Picsasweb link below for all the photos from St. Paul's Outside the Walls.
Leaving St. Paul's we again boarded the Metro Train but only for one stop. We got off at Garbatella to see a new Museum for both of us. Not as easy to find; we made several starts before finding the correct one. But in doing so we saw some great things in this rather industrial part of Rome that is still "outside the walls".
About 5:15 we were out the door, back to the Metro and off at Republica Stop for an English Mass in the chapel behind the Sacristy of Santa Maria degli Angelo dei Martiri.
Home again, we enjoyed fixing our dinner about 8:30 pm and then enjoyed a late evening getting to bed about midnight.
We figured out how to open our table and found that we now have a large square table that will be perfect for playing Hand & Foot tonight. Yes, it's raining outside today and we've taken the day off. Tomorrow will be a busy day as we have the tour of the Vatican Gardens, Via Triumphalis (new excavations) that I've not seen; and the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel and then into St. Peters. It will be a long day starting at 9 am and possibly in the rain! So no blog tomorrow as today's story is sleeping until noon...yes we did....and playing cards as we listen to the rain outside and watch the Formula One racing on television. We purchased the supplies for our dinner yesterday. But...if the rain lets up we may venture out to the Organ Concert where we went to church last night.
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