As is the practice, the cardinals vote in secrecy in the Sistine Chapel and burn their ballots after each vote.
VATICAN CITY—In the 500 or so years since the Sistine Chapel was decorated, it has never looked so good.
She “was an attractive blonde,” Bai writes, “only in the sense that the Sistine Chapel had some pretty good artwork.”
A chapel adjoining Saint Peter's Basilica, noted for the frescoes of biblical subjects painted by Michelangelo on its walls and ceilings. The Creation is one of the notable subjects of the ceiling paintings, and the Judgment Day is depicted on the rear wall of the chapel.
Note: Michelangelo had to work on his back to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The project took four years to complete.