December 20, 2012

Dusting St. Peter's Basilica for Christmas


Twice a year, typically before Christmas and Easter, a select team of Vatican workers breaks out its polyester dusters, vacuum cleaner and bronze polishing fluid to clean Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 100-foot-high, 63-ton Baldacchino, the massive bronze canopy over the main altar in St. Peter's Basilica.

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