This building doesn’t really need any sort of introduction of explanation from me. The Pantheon is one of those pieces of architecture that takes my breath away every time I see it. I especially love the coffered ceiling, which I’ve captured here. A mastery of engineering and architecture, the coffers are both functional (they reduce the weight of the dome) and decorative. I’ve noticed when taking photos of architecture that I’m most attracted to either lines, curves, or geometric detail and I also tend to like black and white to emphasize those aspects. I underexposed this photo quite a bit to highlight the shadow and light coming off the coffers.
I took this photo on a Sunday afternoon and it made me remember why I’m not usually going into the historic center on a weekend afternoon….it was insane! My best time to see it is (big shock) later at night when the throngs of people are gone. Of course, you can’t go inside, but that’s ok, it’s still good from outside
Before I sign off, I want to thank Jennifer for posting a nice interview with me over on her La Dolce Vita blog, The Sweet Life. If you want to know a bit more about me, then take a look….if not, don’t worry, I won’t be offended (and I won’t know anyway).