View on original Evelina sitePantheon and fountain of the PantheonWhen it rains and I don’t have an umbrella, I just work the headscarf! The perfectly proportinoed sphere and oculusHoel at the of the dome, also called the eye of the dome. When the camera can’t focus because the art is too detailedThe marble floor contains geometric patterns and hole to drain the water when it rainsWearing: Zara coat, Zara dress, Converse shoes, Michael Kors purse and a scarf
The Pantheon is one of Rome’s must see sights even 2000 years after construction. The Pantheon used to be a Roman temple but now serves as a church. Situated at Piazza della Rotonda across from the beautiful Fontana (fountain) del Pantheon, the dome remains the most fascinating aspect because of the perfectly proportioned sphere and hole. The hole/ oculus of the dome is the only source of light for the Pantheon. Known for its spectacular design and architectural elegance and harmony, the Pantheon is yet another masterpiece of the Roman Empire. In the words of the great Michelangelo, the Pantheon is ‘a work of angles, not humans’. Although my photographs give an idea of the Pantheon’s beauty, they do not do justice to the intricate detail of the place.
Fun facts about the Pantheon:
- The giant dome has a whole in the top and the distance from the floor to the top of the dome is exactly equal to its diameter.
- Best preserved monument to have survived barbarian raids while keeping its structure and beauty.
- The Pantheon marble floors have holes in the slabs to drain the water when it rains through the oculus.
- The Pantheon contains the tombs of many Italian kings and queens.
- In Greek language, the Pantheon means ‘honor God of all people and religions’.
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