Getting out of the house again

Today baby and I went to the Old Ursuline Convent for the first time. Even though I live just around the corner and pass by it all the time it is the first time I have been inside. They have a wonderful exhibit there right now, the Vatican Mosaic Exhibit. The church itself is beautiful, I have never lived in a city with such beautiful churches. For me that alone was worth the stop but for admission of $10.00 we also saw thirty-seven great works of art. All are reproductions, some of works by the Great Masters and others of Vatican Staff Artists originals. The website says they are priceless but according to one of the lovely tour guides they are actually all for sale. That is why the Vatican Staff Artists are forever busy, their work is always being sold. Of course the price tag ($1 million) on some of the best pieces that I saw are a little out of most people budget but who knows, maybe one day. We were able to take pictures, since they are mosaics the flash will not damage the art, unfortunately I had left my camera at home. I did buy a couple post cards however and scanned one in for you. 05-22-2007%2007%3B50%3B36PM.JPGThe exhibit runs till June 1st ,they also have parking blocked off around the convent to make it easier to find a spot when you are there.

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