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Rome's Pantheon

Rome's Pantheon
Made by Kip Photographie
... is a building which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome. Agrippa's Pantheon was destroyed along with other buildings in a huge fire in 80 AD; the current building dates from about 125 AD, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, as date-stamps on the bricks reveal. It was totally reconstructed with the text of the original inscription added to the new facade, a common practice in Hadrian's rebuilding projects all over Rome. Hadrian was a cosmopolitan emperor who traveled widely in the east and was a great admirer of Greek culture. He seems to have intended the Pantheon, a temple to all the gods, to be a kind of ecumenical or syncretist gesture to the subjects of the Roman Empire who did not worship the old gods of Rome, or who (as was increasingly the case) worshipped them under other names. How the building was actually used is not known. It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age in the world. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. Although the identity of the Pantheon's primary architect remains uncertain, it is largely assigned to Apollodorus of Damascus. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church. Visiting it was difficult because of it's free access all day, making it impossible to stand freely in some spots and to take pictures. So ... we attended mass on Sunday morning. With only a few other devouts we had the chance to stand in this two thousand years remarkable piece of architecture and listen to the ceremony in Italian. The rain was pouring through the dome's roof hole, but it was still a great moment. Yes I did follow the mass appropriatly and my camera was stored away. I took this picture just after mass and just before it was impossible to stand anywhere because of the frantic tourists clicking away. Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been used as a tomb. Among those buried there are the painters Raphael and Annibale Caracci, the architect Baldassare Peruzzi. Also buried there are two kings of Italy: Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, as well as Umberto's Queen, Margherita. Although Italy has been a republic since 1946, volunteer members of Italian monarchist organisations maintain a vigil over the royal tombs in the Pantheon

l'emozione fondamentale

l'emozione fondamentale
Made by ilConte
La sensazione più bella che possiamo provare è il mistero. Costituisce l'emozione fondamentale che sta alla base della vera arte e della vera scienza. Colui che l'ha provata e che non è più in grado di emozionarsi è come se fosse morto, come una candela spenta. È l'esperienza del mistero, spesso mischiata con la paura, che ha generato la religione. La conoscenza di un qualcosa che non possiamo penetrare, delle ragioni più profonde di una bellezza che si irradia, che sono accessibili alla ragione solo nelle sue più elementari forme, è questa la conoscenza e l'emozione che stanno alla base della religione; in questo senso, e in questo solamente, io posso definirmi profondamente religioso. Albert Einstein The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. It was the experience of mystery--even if mixed with fear--that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms--it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. Albert Einstein Sacrifice, Duality (2000) - Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke Listen here, I was there.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon
Made by Storm Crypt
Its the best framing I got under the circumstances. It doesn't look so good, but its the best I've taken in haste -- shortly before the rain started pouring again. Shot taken near the Macuteo Obelisk at Piazza della Rotunda. Built early in the second century, it was not until the 7th century that this ancient temple built for the Roman Gods was converted to a Roman Catholic Church. Its now the Santa Maria dei Martiri (St. Mary and the Martyrs) church. If you don't get an idea of how old this temple is, originally built for the ancient Gods of Rome, maybe a little time reference would do. If you're American, this building was already here, about a millenium and three centuries(about 1,300 years) before a Portuguese named Columbus discovered the Americas.. that's about 1,600 years before there ever was a first president of the United States. If you're from Asia, the Philippines in particular... this building had been here about 1,400 years before another Portuguese, Ferdinand Magellan reached the archipelago.... now if you still can't figure out how old this building is... then probably you're too old to be flickring, too young... or plain stupid. From the movie, angels and demons, this was the filming site when Langdon was looking for the tomb of Raphael Santi. More on that tomb on my next post... The Pantheon Via del Seminario Piazza della Rotunda Rome, Italy

Roma - Pantheon

Roma - Pantheon
Made by Mathias M
Rome's Pantheon as seen by fish-eye lens. Only original with my fingers on it. :-) Having them on the picture was not intended. B-) It took me some minutes moving round my head to find this perspective. Perhaps the other people thought of me being a little crazy photographing in this angle... It still is a church, named Santa Maria ad Martyres - but far less known by this name than by its other one... Technical: Scanned from an old slide from 1991 - camera: Chinon CE-3 SLR - lens: Berolina 12mm fisheye - no flash - film: Agfa CT100 - scanner: Microtek ScanMaker 35t+ [Deutsch] Das Pantheon in Rom durch ein Fischaugen-Objektiv. Nur echt mit meinen Fingern drauf. :o) Eigentlich war es ja nicht beabsichtigt, die da mit drauf zu haben. Es hat mich ein paar Minuten des Kopf- und Kamera-Verdrehens gekostet, bis ich diese Perspektive hier gefunden hatte. Wer weiß, vielleicht dachten die anderen Besucher ja, ich sei verrückt, in diesem Winkel zu fotografieren. Das Pantheon ist noch immer eine Kirche, es trägt den Namen Santa Maria ad Martyres - aber unter diesem Namen ist es weit weniger bekannt als unter seinem anderen. Technisches: Gescannt von einem alten Dia von 1991 - Kamera: Chinon CE-3 Spiegelreflex - Linse: Berolina Fischauge, 12mm - Kein Blitz - Film: Agfa CT100 - Scanner: Microtek ScanMaker 35t+

The Pantheon, Rome

The Pantheon, Rome
Made by **Anik Messier**
The Pantheon, from Greek Πάνθεον Pantheon, meaning Temple of all the gods, is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. The intended degree of inclusiveness of this dedication is debated. The generic term pantheon is now applied to a monument in which illustrious dead are buried. It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age in the world. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. The design of the extant building is sometimes credited to the Trajan's architect Apollodorus of Damascus, but it is equally likely that the building and the design should be credited to the emperor Hadrian or his architects. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church. * * * If one day I move back to Canada, there is one thing I will miss about Europe: the fact that you can travel pretty much anywhere for peanuts. Flights are incredibly cheap here (on budget airlines). That being said, this year, instead of spending the Xmas holiday under the sun, we decided to freeze our butts off in Rome for Christmas and in Paris for the New Year (free apartment provided by my boss there)... :-)

Pantheon Light

Pantheon Light
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The Pantheon in Rome, stitched with 4 Raw images The central point of the Pantheon is far above visitors’ heads: the great eye, or oculus, in the room. It looks small, but it’s 27 ft (8 m) across and the source of all light in the building — symbolic of how the sun is the source of all light on earth. Rain that comes through collects in a drain in the center of the floor; the stone and moisture keep the interior cool through the summer. Every year, on June 21st, the rays of the sun at the summer equinox shines from the oculus through the front door. Pope Boniface IV obtained leave from the Emperor Phocas to convert the Pantheon, Rome into a Christian church, and on May 13, 609 the temple erected by Agrippa to Jupiter the Avenger, to Venus, and to Mars was consecrated by the pope to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs. It was the first instance at Rome of the transformation of a pagan temple into a place of Christian worship. Twenty-eight cartloads of sacred bones were said to have been removed from the Catacombs and placed in a porphyry basin beneath the high altar: The origin of the festival of All Saints celebrated in the West!

The Pantheon

The Pantheon
Made by adebⓞnd
Explored Feb 19 2009 Highest #234 Walking into the Pantheon and seeing the vast domed ceiling open out above you is one of the most impressive sights in Rome. What is truly mind blowing is the fact that this amazing architectural achievement was designed and built 2000 years ago. From Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge: The Pantheon, meaning Temple of all the gods, is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt circa 126 AD during Hadrian's reign. The generic term pantheon is now applied to a monument in which illustrious dead are buried. It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age in the world. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. The design of the extant building is sometimes credited to Trajan's architect Apollodorus of Damascus, but it is equally likely that the building and the design should be credited to Emperor Hadrian's architects. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church. The Pantheon is the oldest standing domed structure in Rome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres.

Pantheon

Pantheon
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The Pantheon (Latin Pantheon, from Greek Πάνθειον Pantheon, meaning Temple of all the gods) is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt circa 125 AD during Hadrian's reign. The intended degree of inclusiveness of this dedication is debated. The generic term pantheon is now applied to a monument in which illustrious dead are buried. It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age in the world. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. The design of the extant building is sometimes credited to the Trajan's architect Apollodorus of Damascus, but it is equally likely that the building and the design should be credited to the emperor Hadrian or his architects. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Catholic church. The Pantheon is currently the oldest standing domed structure in Rome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres (142 ft). -wiki-

Pantheon - Roma

Pantheon - Roma
Made by Paolo Landriscina
Il Pantheon (tempio di tutti gli dei) è un edificio di Roma antica, costruito come tempio dedicato alle divinità di tutte le religioni. I Romani lo chiamano amichevolmente la Rotonna (la Rotonda), dal nome della piazza antistante. All'inizio del VII secolo il Pantheon è stato convertito in chiesa cristiana, chiamata Santa Maria ad Martyres, il che gli ha consentito di sopravvivere quasi integro alle spoliazioni apportate agli edifici della Roma classica dai papi. L'iscrizione originale di dedica dell'edificio, riportata sulla successiva ricostruzione di epoca adrianea, recita: M.AGRIPPA.L.F.COS.TERTIVM.FECIT (Marco Agrippa, figlio di Lucio, console per la terza volta, edificò. (tratto da Internet - Wikipedia) www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSt7lnu4TTw *

Pantheon

Pantheon
Made by PeterJot
Pantheon - roman temple built in 126 AD Press L key to view large on black From Wikipedia: The Pantheon ( /ˈpænθiːən/ or US /ˈpænθiːɒn/; Latin: Pantheon, from Greek: Πάνθειον, an adjective meaning to every god) is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD. 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 Roman buildings.

Fontana del Pantheon - Piazza della Rotonda

Fontana del Pantheon - Piazza della Rotonda
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Roma, Itália. The Fontana del Pantheon (English: Fountain of the Pantheon) was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII and is located in the Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, in front of the Roman Pantheon. It was designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1575 and sculpted out of marble by Leonardo Sormani. In 1711, Pope Clement XI requested that the fountain be modified and had Filippo Barignoni design a new layout, which included a different basin, made of stone, and the obelisk of Ramses II set in the centre on a plinth with four dolphins decorating the base. In 1886, the original marble figures were removed, and replaced with copies by Luigi Amici. Today the originals can be seen in the Museum of Rome.

M. AGRIPPA L. F. COS. TERTIUM. FECIT

M. AGRIPPA L. F. COS. TERTIUM. FECIT
Made by baris yonter
Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, built during his third consulate In 1575 Giacomo Della Porta, under orders from Pope Gregory XIII Boncompagni, designed elegant plans for a fountain to place in the centre of the square. Leonardo Sormani carried out the work composed of a multi-linear shell raised on three travertine steps, enriched by four groups of dolphins and masks with a central water basin with jets. In 1711, following the orders of Pope Clemente XI Albani, the architect Filippo Barignoni substituted the basin with a rock on which was placed the obelisk of Ramses II, six metres tall and decorated at the base by four dolphins carved by Luigi Amici.

Un UFO... immaginalo 2000 anni fa...

Un UFO... immaginalo 2000 anni fa...
Made by Reportergimmi
Quando le case erano baracche, le città una distesa di legno e mattoni fatti a mano cementati con il fango... Immagina di arrivare a Roma dopo 15 o 20 giorni di viaggio, e di vedere questa città di 1 milione di abitanti 2000 anni fa... e poi immagina di entrare nel Pantheon, la più grande cupola del mondo, 52 metri e una manciata di centimetri... misura rimasta imbattuta fino alla metà del 1500... ora che sei al suo interno immagina Adriano che cammina con Apollodoro sullo stesso pavimento che ora stai calpestando tu, e che hanno calpestato milioni di persone, romani, barbari, imperatori, cavalieri, papi....lo stesso marmo.

The interior of the Pantheon, Rome

The interior of the Pantheon, Rome
Made by Andrea Rapisarda
On Explore The Pantheon is the Roman monument with the greatest number of records: the best preserved, with the biggest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship. It is the most copied and imitated of all ancient works. Michelangelo felt it was the work of angels, not men. Where it stands was not chosen by chance, but is a legendary place in the city’s history. According to Roman legend, it is the place where the founder of Rome, Romulus, at his death was seized by an eagle and taken off into the skies with the Gods.

Inside the Pantheon

Inside the Pantheon
Made by Storm Crypt
One of my snapshots inside the Pantheon. There were several tourists at this time, crowds in tours are moved from section to section at a time as was required(they can't swarm around the place). Since I was not part of a group tour, I was able to go around freely at any time. On the left side (with the large crowd) is the tomb of Rafael(got a closeup shot earlier), with the Madonna sculpture by Lorenzo Lotti, also known as Lorenzetto. You think the architecture is nice? This place was built in 126 AD. Almost 2,000 years ago. The Pantheon Rome, Italy

Arriving at the Pantheon

Arriving at the Pantheon
Made by Storm Crypt
Shot taken just outside (the courtyard) of the Pantheon. The Pantheon was built in 126AD. It is now a Roman Catholic Church(since the 4th Century) -- but the date 126AD -- there was no Roman Catholic church yet -- at this time, Christians were massacred all over Rome as the Roman Empire attempted to kill all of them. More on the Pantheon later.... This is part of the filming site for Angels and Demons. The Pantheon Courtyard Rome, Italy

Light Streaming in From the Oculus of the Pantheon

Light Streaming in From the Oculus of the Pantheon
Made by IceNineJon
The Pantheon (Pantheon means Shrine of all the Gods) was built in 27 BC by Agrippa. The structure was damaged by a fire in AD 80 and was restored by Domitian and then rebuilt by Hadrian who made it face north (it originally faced south). In 608, Phocas gave it to Pope Boniface IV (it was previously closed down during the rein of the Christian Emperors) who converted it into a church dedicated to Santa Maria ad Martyres.

Interior of The Pantheon, Rome

Interior of The Pantheon, Rome
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Lomo Rome

Lomo Rome
Made by Sean Molin Photography
Follow me on Facebook The Pantheon, Rome, Italy A Lomography/Holga style, 14mm shot of the Pantheon. Intentionally very dirty and off-kilter (before you complain about the dust spots!) Even with wide-angle distance effect, nasty dust spots, over-the-top colors and saturation... This is one of my favorite pictures I've done.

he who knows little quickly tells it

he who knows little quickly tells it
Made by victoria-phipps
- Italian proverb. So I've just got back from Rome... I know it must seem like I'm always on holiday but I can assure you that this Spring has turned out to be a bit of a happy exception!! : ) No disrespect to this guy - I just like the proverb. It's pretty much sooc... lots of editing to be done! Hope you all had a lovely weekend and I'll be around to catch up with you all later xx



Nearest places of interest:

Oculus
Church of Sant'Eustachio
Basilica di Nettuno
Palazzo dei Crescenzi alla Minerva
  Piazza della Rotonda
Ristorante La Sacrestia
Macuteo obelisk
Trattoria Antonio

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