if you’re planning on visiting the pope, better call first
like i said, i went to rome to check out the pope and to say hello, how you doing, how’s the family, you know get real friendly like. after all, even tho i’m a presbyterian i recognize this guy has some pull upstairs, so just in case its needed: if you know what i mean. but the dude was in spain, didn’t leave a note or nothing, just up and went to madrid, dang. feeling rather bummed about it, i mean i did come all that way, i sort of hung out at his crib (along with a whole lot of other folk, who didn’t seem as bummed about his absence as me i must admit) and checked out the paintings in his museum
the vatican museum was very special, (was? is very special) some of the artwork is just incredible, the rest is magnificent. granted the vast majority of the works are on the ceilings (what is it about ceilings and paintings there) and what with the ENORMOUS number of people inside such tight quarters, you really don’t get time or space to truly appreciate it all. however, you do get the sense that, yeah, it’s bloody special. but, riddle me this: exactly how many souvenir stands does one need in one’s museum to cover operating cost anyway?