With the Papal conclave set to begin tomorrow, the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and impressive rooms on the planet, is officially closed to the public. And with no obvious frontrunner, by most counts, the solemn, silent voting rituals could go on quite a while. It's doubtful the current class of cardinal electors will come close to the record for the longest-ever conclave—the one that began in 1268 lasted nearly three years—but just in case, above find eight replicas of the chapel, from a ceiling in a Manhattan rental to a version made from Rubik's Cubes. It's no Michelangelo, but it's still mighty impressive.
· All Sistine Chapel coverage [Curbed National]