September 1964, Léon Panckoucke and his wife traveled to Rome. It was a moment Léon, a very pious man, had planned for a long time.
First visit of the Sixtine Chapel absolutely delighted them. Absorbing the pictorial genius and history, but also reeling in the feeling for the chance to live in these moments.
By stepping into the cathedral St Pierre, the emotion is felt, the temperature suddenly drops, the light is transformed by the shadows and colors run through the immense building. They both raise their heads towards the endless ceilings. Léon takes then Lucienne's hand and leads her to sit down on a bench to pray to the divine.
Eyes closed, he perceives a universe of aromas, the spicy perfume of pink berries, hops, resin of the sacred incense and amber, forming a reassuring and comforting cocoon.