The ceiling was painted by Michealangelo between 1508 and 1512. He was not primarily a painter but a sculptor, and was reluctant to take on the work. He negotiated his terms of being able to paint whatever he liked and eventually finished his masterpiece which comprises of some three hundred figures and took four years to finish!
Take that Old Trafford!
To save our legs from the huge amount of walking we had done over a few days we bought ourselves tickets for a hop on hop off bus tour, choosing of course the company that offered free tickets to kids. As much as Samuel was happy to be sitting down and on a bus, man was he upset that we weren’t on the blue bus. Just one more case in point of never being able to please!