The insult was the story line.
However, the video content was excellent and that was the only reason we watched.
The program came across at its best when we hit 'mute' and left it there. Even the commercials weren't half-bad in that mode.
What a dumb story.Of course it wasn't. They were just looking to get publicity.
In the wake of Dan Brown et sl.all kinds of such fake theories will keep popping up.Unless you have a weakness for conspiracy theories they're best ignored.
All the chapel provokes in me is stunned admiration!I would find it easier to believe that it was painted by angels.
You might want to read "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling "by Ross King. Also for those visiting Florence Mr. Kings'" Brunelleschi's Dome" is a a definitive work on the topic.
Please don't shoot the messenger! I simply saw the article and found it interesting. Considering the source (abcnews.com - although, after the last debate their legitimacy is, well, debatable) I felt it pertinent to post the link. I know if I were visiting Rome in the near future and planned on seeing the Sistine Chapel I would find it very interesting to look for the items that were pointed out by the authors. Based on that, I thought others would as well.
Michael thank you for posting that as we will be there in 1 week and for sure even though I don't believe it I will be looking for the "signs".We saw the show the other night on TV.I think because you posted it as a question you are getting some strong answers,mine included.
I see ... actually the title of my post was simply the title of the article. A news organization would certainly never try to incite an immediate reaction from people with a controversial title?
Oh ... and do enjoy your trip. One tip I would give is do not go to the Sistine Chapel at midday on a Saturday. Not sure what day of the week you plan on going, but if I go back I will try to get there first thing in the AM.
Michael, I don't think anyone tried to impugn you for posting the link.Indeed it is great to have some posts which raise issues (real or contrived) which may be of interest or controversial among the many humdrum subjects ( admittedly the purpose of these forums) which one wades through.It's the spice of the forum(s)
Be mindful that you cannot "just go visit the Sistine Chapel"! Oh that we all could! You must, alas, walk through the Vatican Museum..it seems miles and miles of halls crowded with humans back to back! The Sistine is at the very end....usually crowded...very crowded.
Michael I enjoyed reading the article. Ah, Dan Brown has opened up a can of worms, has he not? Now everyone will be trying to find Waldo in all art work in Italy :)