Of all the Rome photos I've taken this is my most favorite. At dawn the facade of St. Peter's Basilica is ablaze in the morning sun and this has been perfectly captured in this instant.
The photo was taken earlier this month during the Summorum Pontificum Rome conference as all of us conference participants were on our way into the Vatican Basilica for morning Masses at the many side altars.
There is no better hour to see the facade of St. Peter's then at this hour. Timeless.