Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences,
Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay
|Above: Subway in Rome||Below: The rear of St. Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo Fuori le Mure)|
|The reputed tomb of St. Paul. Below left: said to be his chains. Below right: the tomb.|
|An altar of solid malachite. Wow. Just .... wow.|
|All the holy water fonts are boat shaped, commemorating Paul's voyages.|
|Below: Basilica of the Holy Thin Section. The windows are thinly cut slabs of stone.|
|Left: The first time we were here, in 1990, it was a chilly, damp,
dark day in January, with barely enough light inside to see. And then
we walked out into the courtyard and saw this. Even on a miserable day,
Below: On a nice day it's even more spectacular. I think the only time the mosaic will ever be directly sunlit is very early morning and late afternoon in midsummer.
|Left: One of the bronze main doors
Below: Views around the portico.
|Left: Why it pays to be picky about stone. Rust stains from iron
minerals (possibly pyrite).
Below: The train platform at the local stop.
Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020