the Pantheon is THE monument, in the way that it's so monumental. And it became a symbol of the Eternal city.
at first there was a temple built under Agrippa in 27 B.C. (there are some remains on the back of the actual building.
But the Pantheon we knox was built in 125 A.C., under the Emperor Hadrian.
It was a temple dedicated to seven gods.
It was saved from the ruin by the Pope Boniface IV who made of it a christian church (under the nam of Basilica Santa Maria ad Martyres).
the entrance gate is 35 m wide and has 16 columns of Corinthian style. Its roof was taken off by the Bernin for the castle Sant'Angelo and the San Pietro's canopy.
The dome of the Pantheon is 43,3 m high, the same dimension of its diameter. The vault is made by 5 rows of boxes.
The oculus in the centre of the dome is 9 m of diameter.It's the only source of light of the building... and the rain is also entering the monument by it because i's totally opened.
the 6 lateral niches received gods statues and are now chapels.
We can see the Raphael tomb, also tombs of some kings of Italy : Victor Emmanuelle II and Umberto I.
the floor is covered by Attica marble.
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delpeoples (44960) 2012-09-08 16:19
Salut cher Yannis
I like this tight frame of the oculus of the Pantheon. You did very well to manage the light, I know it is not an easy thing with the light shining through. Excellent definition, the patterns seem three-dimensional. An excellent photo of one of the wor;d's masterpieces.
ManuMay (33345) 2012-09-13 10:46
The Pantheon is one of amazing monuments that everyone should visit, you have clearly capture, perfect composition and very good light management...Great!!
siudzi (23891) 2012-10-12 12:25
Wow! What a fantastic composition with great graphical result. The b&w fits here perfectly. Superb exposure and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
Robert1969 (6238) 2012-11-05 0:11
A picture with a nice composittion and
light management. The B&W makes the
picture nice calmness and a little bit
- Copyright: Yannis Bautrait (yaya13baut) (3344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-08-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K5, Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-06 10:32