North Colonnade - Vatican City
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 54.156 E 012° 27.489
33T E 289161 N 4642086
Quick Description: The north colonnade is on the right as you enter St. Peter's Square.
Location: Vatican City State
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 6:33:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMCE7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 42

Long Description:
Two colonnades frame St. Peter's Square. The artistic effect is to enclose visitors within a pair of welcoming arms. The Baroque colonnades are four columns deep. They were designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII.

The colonnades contain 284 thirteen meter tall Doric columns. The columns are topped with a balustrade. Making the overall The overall height 21 meters. Forty-four statues of saints are placed on top of the arc of the right colonnade. They are from east to west:

1. St Gallicano
2. St Leonard
3. St Petronilla
4. St Vitale
5. St Tecla
6. St Albert
7. St Elizabeth of Portugal
8. St Agatha
9. St Ursula
10. St Clair
11. St Olympia
12. St Lucia
13. St Balbina
14. St Apollonia
15. St Remigius
16. St Ignatius Loyola
17. St Benedict
18. St Bernard
19. St Francis of Assisi
20. St Dominic
21. St Macrina
22. St Theodosia
23. St Ephraim
24. St Mary Egiziaca
25. St Mark Evangelist
26. St Febronia
27. St Fabiola
28. St Nilamone
29. St Marciano
30. St Eusigno
31. St Marino
32. St Didimus
33. St Apollonius
34. St Candide
35. St Fausta
36. St Barbara
37. St Benigno
38. St Malco
39. St Mamante
40. St Colomba
41. St Ponziano
42. St Genesio
43. St Agnes
44. St Catherine

Beyond the north colonnade are several important buildings, including the Papal Palace.

The stamp was issued by the Vatican in 1991 to celebrate the convening of a synod of bishops.
Stamp Issuing Country: Vatican City

Date of Issue: November 11, 1991

Denomination: 4000 lira

Color: black and white

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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