Inside the Sistine Chapel

Apr 30, 2018, 09:04 PM

Recorded by Cities and Memory. The sound from the interior of the Sistine Chapel. Every so often a voice declares through a PA "Silenzio" and "Silence", followed by exhortations not to take photos. Each time silence is declared, the noise level dips respectfully, but over the course of the following minutes builds back up in a crescendo of chatter. And so it continues.