I was reading the CNN Travel section and noticed that they were doing a special on Vatican City. They were asking for people to submit their photos of Vatican City and tell their stories. Being that we just returned from Vatican City, I thought I’d submit a few photos. A few days later, I received an email from a CNN reporter letting me know that they were considering my photos for their final selection. They sent me a few interview questions and I replied with my answers. I also told my story of how I was by myself when I took these photos because it was the day Jason had to go to Florence to retrieve our passports. At least he knew I was really there !
The final 9 were chosen and posted on the main CNN Travel Section. 2 of them were mine! You can check it out here.
It is the one in middle right and bottom left. Posted below are the photos with my quotes:
It cost Ramirez-Bartels 7 euros (and many calories!) to climb to the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica dome, but it was worth it. “I was able to oversee Vatican City. It was truly beautiful.”
Angela Ramirez-Bartels found the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica the best part of Vatican City. “The interior of St. Peter’s really and truly took my breath away. The massiveness, the sparkling floors, the shiny statues, and the paintings — all of this was so hard to appreciate in just one sitting.”