Pantheon, the temple of all gods

We are at the Piazza de la Rotonda, the Pantheon stands right in front of us. How many times we’ve been here, gone inside, looked at the sky outside the oculus, the big hole in the middle of the dome, or sit outside and counted the pillars in front of it… A Mekka for the students of architecture, an inspirational model for many buildings like the White House, or the mosques in Istanbul with their similar domes, one never gets bored of watching this magnificent building. At the entrance gate...

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Streets of Rome: from Via Guilia to Borghese Gardens

Rome, isn’t it the most beautiful city on earth, worth spending days on its streets, getting lost and lost again. A morning in December, here’s the route I made: I start in Via Guilia , go straight to the river side, walk along the autumn leaves still yellow in early December, across the river is Trastevere, a neighbourhood worth to spend a full afternoon, so I skip it now and keep walking on the left side of the river Tiber. I take one of the side streets that goes to the old historical town...

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The colour of Rome: Air of Rome

Have you ever thought that cities have their own colours? In one of those days I let myself enjoy every single corner of the gorgeous city, passing by the same streets again and again in order not to miss any details. My friend takes me to a piazza, promising me to show something wonderful. We took one of the streets from the Piazza de la Rotonda where Pantheon is located, she said I should look down on the street until she tells me to raise my head. We arrived in a little square, took the...

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Escher Exhibition Chiostro del Bramante

On one of the narrow streets and little piazzas that head to famous Piazza Navona is located Chiostro del Bramante. It was built in late 15th century as a monastery in Renaissance style, today it serves as a public art space and during my visit was hosting Dutch artist Escher’s exhibition. The traffic artist and graver Escher lived here in this city for twelve years in his youth and traveled through almost the whole country, the Italian country side was one of the main inspirations of his...

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