Unfortunately Philomena's cone was so big it took a nose dive. :( So we had to get her another one. Roman ice cream cones are all one size, and they just pile more gelato on if you order a larger size. Luckily our frequent practice (hehe) has enabled us to perfect our gelato eating skills and so this is the first time this has happened.
We went out with our new friends Grant and Kathleen and their two kids Sebastian and Guinevere. Check out the size of that cone compared to Guenevere's head!
Sebastian only wanted chocolate.....
Grant double-fisting. "I wish I could take a picture of how I feel!" he says.
We meandered into St. Peter's square, eating gelato as we went. Here's a shot of mom, Kathleen and Philly behind one of the massive fountains.
Augustin and Andrew showed Sebastian that the fences are merely an obstacle to be overcome.
Once inside St. Peter's we found out that they were having Solemn Vespers. Here's a shot of the main altar with all the relics on display.
A really nice shot looking up towards the dome. All the following shots were taken by Alex.
The procession into the Basilica showing the main altar.
We were excitedly surprised to find out that the veil of Veronica would be exposed. Here's a shot of the main pillar where it is kept and the clergy coming out with it.