Charles Engelke's Blog

June 26, 2006

Pantheon

Filed under: Vacation 2006 — Charles Engelke @ 3:59 pm

On our last full day in Rome, we saw the Pantheon. It was built over 2000 years ago, and rebuilt only slightly more recently. It looks interesting from the outside:

outsidepantheon.jpg

Inside, it’s more impressive:

insidepantheon.jpg

But it’s the dome with an opening at the top that blows you away:

pantheonopening.jpg

This was the largest dome ever built anywhere until 1960 (so says the tourist guide, anyway). It’s the prettiest for sure. The light from the opening illuminates different sections throughout the day:

brightpantheon.jpg

So I made Laurie pose in the light. It’s a bit dazzling, but a pretty nice picture:

laurieinpantheon.jpg

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