The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

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rosina lamberti on June 3, 2007

> Patricia Santini said: The Pantheon of Agripa is a circular temple that was constructed at the beginning of the Roman Empire, dedicated to the Gods in fact, the word "pantheon" means temple of all the Gods. To the entrance, in the porch it is ***reflxed mng: "Agrippa Frame, son of Lucio, consul by third time, () constructed". Agrippa frame was general friend and of Augusto. The building was destroyed several times even by a fire and what we see at the moment it is what Adriano reconstructed and the project is attributed to Apolodoro of Damascus who was assassinated by Adriano (it assumes that by envies to its great work), but most impressive of this building is its ceiling vaulted with a celestial eye or hole of 8.9 meters of diameter that lets enter the light evidently and that also rain falls. When I saw it asks me that apoza in its interior passed with the water that when raining, but the Roman engineering of the so spectacular era that they even did a drainage to him. The pavement of the roundhouse is slightly convex, with the central part 30 cm. higher than the perimeter, so that the rain that between by óculo or hole of duomo flows towards the channel located in all the perimeter, is incredible and very beautiful the system which they occupied to lighten the weight of the ceiling is a separate subject and the truth is that it is used until now, but surprises that they could make great things with technology of that time and this work with no need takes IX to centuries of reforms or reinforcements. In the Renaissance it was used like seat of the Academy of the Virtuosos of Rome, is the tomb of the artist Rafael or Vognola and rest the rest of king Vitorio enmanuel II, his Humberto son and his wife Daisy which is in one of the chapels that there are in his interior. The expenses and conservation of the Pantheon are in charge of the Ministry of Cultural Goods of Italy and in 1980 Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO was declared next to the Historical Center of Rome.

Patricia Santini on June 3, 2007

Rosina. Yo no se si hablas o entiendes español, pero la foto no es mia, yo subí otra foto del Pantheon de Agripa, en todo caso gracias por traducirlo al inglés, idioma en el cual me desempeño, pero no a la perfección y por eso prefiero escribir las explicaciones en mi idioma. Mi familia es italiana del Veneto y por el lado de mi mamá son alemanes de Stuttgart. El italiano lo entiendo hablado y escrito, pero lo hablo con alguna dificultad y lo practico solo cuando hablo con mi familia italiana. Gracias y a presto. Patricia Santini

carlo fricano on June 3, 2007

ciao Rosina è un vero piacere vedere le tue foto sono veramente molto molto belle, sono splendide mi è sembrato doveroso segnalarti una bella foto di Stilo Luisa è molto brava ed è anche tanto buonaaaaa. ciao grazie per il commento sulla mia foto.

Patricia Santini on June 3, 2007

Sorry Rosina, pero me confundí de foto, la que viste si es la mía, disculpa.

rosina lamberti on June 3, 2007

Hi Patricia que ésta es mi fotografía l agregó su explicación de la nota arquitectónica porque los muchos de gente me han preguntado acerca el pantheon, Roma, Italia, Thank you Rosina :)

Patricia Santini on June 3, 2007

Rosina, escribeme en inglés sin prolemas, yo lo entiendo. Está bien que hayas hecho la traducción por que así la gente ve las fotos y si uno le agrega una pequeña explicación se va aprendiendo sobre los lugares y su historia. Bye, thanks. Paty.

rosina lamberti on June 5, 2007

thank you Kyryl:)

rosina lamberti on June 15, 2007

thank you Hinojose :)

Oh-youg KWON on June 21, 2007


rosina lamberti on June 21, 2007

grazie rafa & oh-young

cheers rosina

giuliomeinardi on July 3, 2007

Bellissimo effetto! Complimenti

AKIS_G on July 18, 2007

Pantheon is a Greek word (PAN+THEOS) and means in Greek "to all Gods" on July 21, 2007

Just beautiful!

Nayt1980 on August 4, 2007

Hi, Rosina! I've just came home after my holiday in Rome. Visited Pantheon few times and always your photo came into my mind) It's quite difficult to take a good photo inside the Pantheon in case of darkness, so I appreciate your picture a lot) But of course the main advantege here is the composition of the photo!

T NL on September 1, 2007

Nice photo!


rosina lamberti on September 1, 2007

thanks T NL :)

Globesurfer on September 5, 2007

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user-unknown on September 7, 2007

very nice, rosina!!

rosina lamberti on September 17, 2007

thank you very much for the nomination cheers rosina :)

AyMoNdo on September 18, 2007

looks like ancient place.. what is it?

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