Kathleen Thorpe

Kathleen Thorpe

Posted on 09/16/2014


Photo taken on May 22, 2014


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Rome Pantheon Altar 052214

Rome Pantheon Altar 052214
The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

The Pantheon is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD.

The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres (142 ft).

It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda." The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda.

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Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful.............
4 years ago.
niraK68
niraK68
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gorgeous detail !
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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Brilliant capture!

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Sigmund
Sigmund
Lovely capture and great details. Beautiful comp :-))
4 years ago.