In addition to the ceiling, Michelangelo's other great work is The Last Judgment, on the altar wall. This powerful work centers on Christ the Judge, who compels the damned to the underworld with his left hand and lifts up the saved to heaven with his right. Surrounding Christ are the planets, the sun and saints.
Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected. Rome, Italy. Go to www.YourTravelVid... or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.