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Sistine Chapel


It took a moment before I realized that it was a leafy replica of Michelangelo’s fresco of Adam from the Sistine Chapel.
Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  private chapel of the popes in Rome and location of famous Michelangelo frescos (built in the 15th century)
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  • It took a moment before I realized that it was a leafy replica of Michelangelo’s fresco of Adam from the Sistine Chapel.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • He never saw the original, in the Sistine Chapel.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The bathroom was plastered in girlie pinups, a Sistine Chapel of pornography.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Cardinal Mortati gazed up at the lavish ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and tried to find a moment of quiet reflection.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • She saw him once again at Rome, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, carrying a burden of acorns.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Known as "The Michelangelo of the Capitol," Brumidi had laid claim to the Capitol Rotunda in the same way Michelangelo had laid claim to the Sistine Chapel, by painting a fresco on the room’s most lofty canvas—the ceiling.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Oh, she should—It would be a wonderful experience for her—the Sistine Chapel; Michael Angelo; and Padua, with its Giottos.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • "The first time I was here I was taking art, and I said, ’God, if the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is better than this . ’ " He laughed.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The first was when he saw the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and the second was when Sandy Koufax threw him a fastball.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • He stands by the dozen before the Botticellis in Florence, and he sits on all the benches of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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  • The cardinals are convened in the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And they are inside the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Apostolic Palace is a conglomeration of buildings located near the Sistine Chapel in the northeast corner of Vatican City.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • If I am not mistaken, the cardinals are now safely within the Sistine Chapel, and your security concerns are at a minimum until the conclave breaks.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Camerlegno," the caller gloated, "ask your commander if all your cardinals are present in the Sistine Chapel."
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The evacuation of the College of Cardinals from the Sistine Chapel is the worst possible thing you could do right now.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Stand on the altar of the Sistine Chapel and lie to the College of Cardinals?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Mr. Langdon, I am due in the Sistine Chapel in four minutes.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Even from up here he could hear the rumble of activity in the Sistine Chapel below-the uneasy chatter of 165 cardinals.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He could see the great bronze door of the Sistine Chapel now, dutifully protected by four Swiss Guards.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Not to mention, the greatest treasures were architectural-the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s famed spiral staircase leading to the Museo Vaticano-priceless testaments to man’s creative genius.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Not only was the Sistine Chapel starting to feel like a sauna, but conclave was scheduled to begin in twenty minutes, and there was still no word on the four missing cardinals.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Langdon nodded, vaguely recalling that before conclave the cardinals spent two hours inside the Sistine Chapel in quiet reflection and visitations with their fellow cardinals from around the globe.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was once in a lifetime, usually never, that a cardinal had the chance to be elected Supreme Pontiff, and by Vatican Law the cardinal had to be inside the Sistine Chapel when the vote took place.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Even though the camerlegno was the church’s ranking official, the camerlegno was only a priest and had little familiarity with the complex election process, so one cardinal was selected to oversee the ceremony from within the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Despite the soft glow of candlelight in the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati was on edge.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The doors to the Sistine Chapel had been sealed, as was the custom, with two heavy chains on the outside.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Far away, in Vatican City, Cardinal Mortati carried another tray of ballots to the Sistine Chapel chimney.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Have both he and his camerawoman meet me outside the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Inside the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati had begun praying for a miracle.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Sitting in the Sistine Chapel among his stunned colleagues, Cardinal Mortati tried to comprehend the words he was hearing.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • To the utter astonishment of the cardinals, the camerlegno had entered the Sistine Chapel with two BBC reporters-a man and a woman-and announced that they would be transmitting his solemn statement, live to the world.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for me.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It looked like a mad scientist had gotten loose in the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Inside the Vatican, Gunther Glick was walking on air as he followed the camerlegno from the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Inside the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati was getting restless.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The cardinals were still locked in the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Still in the Sistine Chapel!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The College of Cardinals bristled with ebullience and electricity as they streamed back into the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • We await his arrival in the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • At the back of the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati stood in a daze as he watched the pandemonium before him.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In the hallway outside the Sistine Chapel, Vittoria Vetra sat benumbed on a bench at the foot of the Royal Staircase.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Camerlegno Carlo Ventresca stood in the aisle of the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The voice that broke the silence was the voice of the only woman in the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • His shouts echoed off the back wall of the Sistine Chapel and then a profound silence fell.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Inside the Sistine Chapel, the camerlegno stood unwavering as he spoke.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Camerlegno Ventresca’s white robe billowed as he moved down the hallway away from the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Oh, what terror he had felt in the Sistine Chapel, wondering if God had forsaken him!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Three minutes had passed in the chaotic hallways outside the Sistine Chapel, and still nobody could locate the camerlegno.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Mortati was alone as he crossed the Borgia Courtyard toward the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
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