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