St. Paul Outside the Walls

St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of Romes four major (papal) basilicas. We were lucky enough to go visit it with some friends of ours. The Basilica was originally founded by Emperor Constantine I over the burial site of St. Paul in 370. In 386 it was renovated and extensively remodeled under Theodosius I. Throughout the years, St. Paul Outside the Walls has been damaged by natural disasters and human inflicted damage, including Saracen invasions in the 9th century.  

St. Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome, Italy

Panorama taken of the facade.

Mosaic facade of St. Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome, Italy

A closer look at the incredible mosaics on the facade of the church.

Columns up to St. Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome, Italy

A walkway up to the church entrance.

Columns at St. Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome, Italy

The intricate scrollwork on each column

Column at St. Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome, Italy

A shot from an interesting angle, again of a column.

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The main nave of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Boys at St. Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome, Italy

One of the side naves with a couple of little buggers (Augustin, Christian, and Antonio) posing for a photo. 😉

 

 

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