The Pantheon

Setting foot inside the mighty Pantheon for the first time filled me with awe, its size is deceptive, though it does seem imposing from the outside, it strangely feels bigger on the inside. I can’t quite explain this but it might be the vast ceiling with it’s giant aperture in the middle which projects a constant beam of light into it’s cavernous interior during the daylight hours that creates this illusion.

Like so many places in the Eternal City, it is popular with Tourists and so we got there as early as we could which does make all of the difference, as you can no doubt imagine. Rome has it’s fair share of places for which you need to pay or in some cases obtain tickets in advance, The Pantheon is free and as such there are no queues for getting in.

 

 

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  1. It is an amazing place, and from what I recall it’s still a functioning church. That beam of light from the oculus though!

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    1. Oculus that was the word I should have used in this post, I just could not recall what it was. Thanks! You are right it is still in use and there are certain days when it is closed to the general public.

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  2. Excellent composition of photo of the ceiling.

    The black and white gives me a clear view to see the detail and the crispness, and they get me right into the tops of the columns and recesses in the ceiling.

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