Iconic, by any definition, to the extreme; there can be few views as captivating as St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the Catholic State in the centre of Rome.
The level of contrast and general habit led this to be a seven-exposure HDR on my beloved Canon 6D. Post-processing in Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop CS6. Heavy vignetting (I know not to everyone’s taste) to screen the traffic from the bottom.
Several filters to drag out the contrast, focus on the building and a crop to 1920:1080 for cinematic effect.