The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City, which display works from the extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church.
These are photos of the Gallery of Maps: topographical maps of the whole of Italy, painted on the walls by Friar Ignazio Danti of Perugia. The gallery is 120 m long, and it took Danti three years (1580–1583) to complete the 40 panels.
The two self-portrait photos of Gemma were taken specifically for her friend Nicole, who got Gemma a fancy curling iron for Christmas last year. These photos are proof that it’s going to good use – thanks, Nee-cole!