Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The connection between St. Peter’s Basilica and Glacier National Park

Is there a connection between Glacier National Park and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City? You be the judge.

Last week Glacier National Park posted these photos to their Facebook page.

The first photo shows a pattern in the rocks at Sunrift Gorge that has striking resemblance to Michelangelo’s Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà (see inset):

The Pietà, sculpted in 1498 and 1499, and depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion, is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo. The resembling rocks can be seen from the Sunrift Gorge overlook at the angle shown in this picture:

Hiking in Glacier National Park

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