Palazzo della Cancelleria

Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Palazzo della Cancelleria, with its amazing courtyard, is not something I specifically went to but passed by it on the way to see one of the oldest churches in Rome. I saw the columns through the open doorway and had to stop and check it out. It turns out those columns actually came from the ruined Theatre of Pompey which is better known as the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Perhaps, as he struggled to get away from the crowd of men frantically stabbing him, he might have even rushed past and leaned against one of the columns you are looking at now before famously falling on the steps of the theatre and succumbing to his twenty-three stab wounds.

After that, the Roman Republic was doomed, eventually replaced by the Roman Empire.

That's quite a story. Discovered just from a glance through a doorway as I marched through the streets of Rome on the way to somewhere else.

Aside from that, the palazzo is considered the first renaissance palazzo constructed in Rome, is actually autonomous from Italy because it's an exclave of the Vatican City, and Michelangelo came by one day to disparage a mural that had only taken Giorgio Vasari one hundred days to paint.

My other photographs of Rome can be found in the gallery.

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Taken: 2009-05-26 17:09:19
Posted: 2013-01-10 | 20:34





Palazzo della Cancelleria

Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Palazzo della Cancelleria, with its amazing courtyard, is not something I specifically went to but passed by it on the way to see one of the oldest churches in Rome. I saw the columns through the open doorway and had to stop and check it out. It turns out those columns actually came from the ruined Theatre of Pompey which is better known as the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Perhaps, as he struggled to get away from the crowd of men frantically stabbing him, he might have even rushed past and leaned against one of the columns you are looking at now before famously falling on the steps of the theatre and succumbing to his twenty-three stab wounds.

After that, the Roman Republic was doomed, eventually replaced by the Roman Empire.

That's quite a story. Discovered just from a glance through a doorway as I marched through the streets of Rome on the way to somewhere else.

Aside from that, the palazzo is considered the first renaissance palazzo constructed in Rome, is actually autonomous from Italy because it's an exclave of the Vatican City, and Michelangelo came by one day to disparage a mural that had only taken Giorgio Vasari one hundred days to paint.

My other photographs of Rome can be found in the gallery.

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35mm Focal Length:
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 180


Taken: 2009-05-26 17:09:19
Posted: 2013-01-10 | 20:34


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