A young Chicagoan's strange erotic journey around the globe
The stonewall “border” separating Rome and Vatican City
Statue of a pine cone placed in front of that half-dome?
Distant view of the Golden Globe. The GG consists of two spheres – one inside another. The outer spins around while the internal one remains immobilized. This symbolizes how the church remains the immovable center of our world…in their very humble opinion.
Pissin’ out his motherfuckin’ mouf
Hercules and Co.
Laocoon and His Sons – bunch of dudes with little steroid-shrunken dicks
I don’t know what the sculptor was thinking giving a bad ass dude like Hercules such a tiny, pinky-sized pork sword – “so schmall”
Pope’s party pad
Gettin’ Egyptian with it
More ceiling art
Another Egyptian bro
One of the few remaining statues with eyes made of precious jewels that hadn’t been stolen by random jag-offs over the years.
A roped-off mosaic on the floor made of lapis lazuli – a rare old stone worth way more than all the shit around it.
This ceiling had been painted in a manner that gave off the impression it’d been sculpted.
The Map Room. Possibly the sweetest room I’ve ever been in.
Map Room ceiling
Must’ve been a football field worth of ceiling art in the Map Room.
The final stretch
Throwin’ down the papal shocker
All this art is fabulous, but where the bitches at?
The Vatican Obelisk in all its glory
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s interior. It’s a monster.
Best dome I ever got
Bernini’s baldacchino – a 98 ft. tall piece of bronze that stands above the altar.
Bernini’s “Throne of St. Peter”
When filling out an application while in Vatican City, I found out that sodomy is a prerequisite for becoming a Swiss Guard.
View of the Vatican Obelisk from atop the dome of St. Peter’s
The pope’s stomping grounds
Vatican City coat of arms
One last shot of the Vatican Obelisk for good measure