Half way up you enter the dome from within St Peter's and look down from a great height
This image almost looks like a tilt-and-shift shot
From the top of the dome on St Peter's Basilica the panoramic view of Rome is spectacular
The climb up the winding ancient staircases consisting of 551 steps is a must for any photographer
Although the image is a tourist cliche shot it just had to be done!
More images of Rome in my gallery http://www.pbase.com/mcgarva/rome