LIFE Secrets of the Vatican by The Editors of LIFE
By The Editors of LIFE
Mini-state, impressive museum, nerve heart of a globe-girdling church, the Vatican is a magnet for hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. LIFE’s cameras trap the opulence, and the spirituality. examine extra about:
• The Popes who reigned there: the nice, the nice and the bad.
• The treasure trove that's the Vatican Museum
• The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s storied ceiling prior to and after its restoration
• the hot international of Pope Francis
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The Royal Festival Hall (1951) was the Festival’s centerpiece and is still a landmark (see p190). Telecom Tower (1964), at 620 ft (189 m) high, dominates the Fitzrovia skyline. held in London 1952 George VI dies; his daughter Elizabeth II accedes 1950 1955 The Lloyd’s Building (1986) is Richard Rogers’ Post-Modernist emblem (see p161). Minis became a symbol of the 1960s; small and maneuverable, they typified the freewheeling mood of the decade. 1948 Olympic Games 1945 1977 Queen’s Silver Jubilee; work starts on Jubilee Line Underground 1960 1965 of Britain End of World War II 1970 1975 1980 1971 New London 1951 Festival 1945 Today Bridge built 1954 Food rationing, introduced during World War II, abolished 1963 National Theatre founded at the Old Vic 1982 Last of the London docks closes THE HISTORY OF LONDON 35 Youth Culture With their new mobility and spending power, young people began to influence the development of British popular culture in the years after World War II.
Bartholomew-the-Great p167 St. Bride’s p141 St. Clement Danes p140 St. George’s, Bloomsbury p130 St. James, Garlickhythe p146 St. James’s, Piccadilly p92 St. Magnus the Martyr p154 St. Martin-in-the-Fields p104 St. Mary-le-Bow p149 St. Mary-le-Strand p120 St. Mary Woolnoth p147 St. Pancras p132 St. Paul’s Cathedral pp150–53 St. Paul’s Church p116 St. Stephen Walbrook p148 Southwark Cathedral p178 Temple Church p141 Westminster Abbey pp78–81 Westminster Cathedral p83 50 INTRODUCING LONDON London’s Best: Parks and Gardens Since medieval times, London has had large expanses of green.
Berkeley Square is open but barren. Green Park offers shady trees and deck chairs, right in central London. The Inns of Court provide some pleasant havens: Gray’s Inn gardens, Middle Temple gardens, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Grosvenor Square is one of London’s Sunken garden at Kensington Palace Green London In Greater London there are 1,700 parks covering a total of 67 sq miles (174 sq km). This land is home to some 2,000 types of plants and 100 bird species that breed in the trees. Trees help the city to breathe, manufacturing oxygen from the polluted air.