J: First Day in Rome

It's artichoke season - saw guys preparing outside a restaurant, so had to come back there for dinner!



The dome of the Pantheon - carved concrete made about 2000 years ago -- the Romans made it thinner and lighter higher on the dome.  Imagine around 1100 AD looking at this wondering "why can't we build like this 1000 years later?"  And in some ways, we still can't.

The dome of the Pantheon - carved concrete made about 2000 years ago -- the Romans made it thinner and lighter higher on the dome. Imagine around 1100 AD looking at this wondering "why can't we build like this 1000 years later?" And in some ways, we still can't.

Here's more of the dome - the "eye" at the top is open for this beam of sunlight to paint the walls and highlight the gods.

Hanging out at a coffee shop on Piazza Farnese

And across the table in pink...

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One thought on “J: First Day in Rome

  1. Hi Guys,
    Wow, what a wonderful learning adventure you are on. I love the art, BUT, Max, the food got me. I want to go to Bologna!
    Hope you are all well.
    Lots of Love,
    Sri

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