Quasi rebroadcast of my April 2010 post, for Weekend in Black and White.
Going up! At the Vatican Museum...
It was a rainy day. Our tour of middle- and high-school students had just missed, for better or worse, the spectacle of hordes of mourners from around the world saying goodbye to the dead Pope
The Vatican tours were still crowded but the streets seemed quite subdued. An occasional distressed Roman could be seen in out of the way places.