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On the occasion of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2018, floral works are installed on Via della Conciliazione.
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More arrangements are also displayed on the outskirts of Piazza Pius XII, which overlooks the Vatican.
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This tradition established here eight years ago, consists of making real works of art with flower petals.
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The artists also use chips and sawdust, as well as salt and sugar.
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It is thus possible to admire portraits of saints or pontiffs ...
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... or of Roman shrines.
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This tradition, known as the Infiorata, was originally spread by the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini -- known as Le Bernin -- around 1625.
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One can't help but admire the quality of the details of these works.
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Beautiful detail and color are present in each portrait.
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Pope Francis
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St. John Paul II
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St. John the Baptist
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Virgin and Child