Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Galleria Borghese

Today we went to the Galleria Borghese in the Villa Borghese. You had to make a reservation ahead of time and you could only be in the museum for two hours. The museum was absolutely beautiful inside, the floors were elegant marble and the ceilings were frescoed, depicting different scenes. Most of the museum held different sculptures. My favorites were the Bernini sculptures. They looked like they were in movement, especially the Rape of Persephone where you could see the strain in Pluto’s muscles, his finger indentations in Persephone’s leg, and her hair blowing in the wind.

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