Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I cannot believe a week has slipped by so quickly. Seems I've been chasing my tail and barely staying ahead over the past week. I'm in a holding pattern right now, until the rest of the world is doing business this morning... so, I'm squeezing in a blog post. ;)
I LOVED the Pantheon. It sings to my math loving soul. Originally built in 27 B.C., it was rebuilt in A. D. 120. Are you doing the math here? This beauty is over 2000 years old. Perfect math. The Pantheon dome was the model for so many of the great domes, including Michelangelo's in St. Peter's and our very own in Washington, D. C..
It was originally a pagan temple (the hole in the dome for burning sacrifices) and is now a Catholic church. It is open to visitors every day with free admission. What a treasure.
This was in a residential courtyard. Roma breathes art.
My daughter made sure that I would try to see the Ponte (bridge) Sant'Angelo. She knows so well my affinity for angels. It was built by Hadrian (same emperor who oversaw the rebuilding of the Pantheon) with Bernini-designed angels and was the only bridge during the Middle Ages that connected the Vatican with downtown Roma.
Each one is exquisite.
Ancient Rome's artistic, engineering and architectural skills are unmatched.
This was our home away from home during our visit to Rome, the Westin Excelsior. We couldn't have asked for a more gracious place to stay.
Had to include a rememberance of a wonderful late lunch at Harry's Bar on Via Veneto. Mmmm...
And, once again... just the simple street scenes delighted my eye and my spirit.
Hope your weeks are going smooth and productive!! Now, back to the grind!
Wow with Kim:
Hopping with Sandi of the Whistle Stop Cafe.
Blessings ~ tanna