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Rome Day 3 the Pantheon

We started today with an errand at the train station – to get actual tickets for our trip tomorrow (no more of this RailEurope eticket stuff). Near the Termini station we stopped by the National Museum of Rome and spent the rest of the morning with the Greek and Roman treasures housed there. A group of American students were sketching the figures in one of the rooms — maybe some of them were even CC students.
We ate near the train station (nothing to rave about) and started for the Colosseum, but got distracted by Sta Maria Maggiore with its goldleaf ceiling and over-the-top statuary.

Gold from the New World is draped all around The Maggiore.

Gold from the New World is draped all around The Maggiore.

We went back to the hotel for some respite from Rome traffic. Somewhat refreshed, we started again for the Colosseum and then decided we’d rather walk to the Pantheon. (This was my #1 must-see place on this whole trip.) And it did not disappoint…

The Pantheon oculus with afternoon light.

The Pantheon oculus with afternoon light.

Thanks to Rebecca Tucker at CC, we found a bit of visual treasure on the outside…

Outside in the back, the Pantheon still has a bit if its original marble. Notice the dolphins and sea shell motif.

Outside in the back, the Pantheon still has a bit if its original marble. Notice the dolphins and sea shell motif.

One more site we visited was Santa Maria sopra Minerva, where this animated elephant guards the piazza.

This elephant carries the weight of one of Rome's many obelisks.

This elephant carries the weight of one of Rome’s many obelisks.

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2 Comments on “Rome Day 3 the Pantheon

  1. Jon
    June 3, 2014

    Try the Saint Peter in Chains church (San Pietro in Vinculi) It’s the one with Michaelangelo’s Saint Peter with “horns”

  2. Cathe
    June 4, 2014

    Wow! I can see where Sta Maria Maggiore might have distracted you – so many shiny objects!

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