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The portico and doors are part of a curated spiritual itinerary into the rotunda and a hemispheric spatial experience of light and air, in the presence of sacred figures and other visitors, that the Pantheon seems to have been built to facilitate.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2019
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2 days ago
The portico and doors are part of a curated spiritual itinerary into the rotunda and a hemispheric spatial experience of light and air, in the presence of sacred figures and other visitors, that the Pantheon seems to have been built to facilitate. 
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2019

Religion "enacts boundaries in and distinctions of the real[,] instituting images and schemes to manage and systematize a reality that threatens from the side of familiarity or banality no less than from the side of immensity." Nancy Levene, _Powers of Distinction_, p. 25.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, Pantheon, 2014
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4 days ago
Religion enacts boundaries in and distinctions of the real[,] instituting images and schemes to manage and systematize a reality that threatens from the side of familiarity or banality no less than from the side of immensity. Nancy Levene, _Powers of Distinction_, p. 25.
📸 Tom Beaudoin, Pantheon, 2014

"Madonna del Sasso," by Lorenzetto (16th century) above the tomb of Raphael in the Pantheon. Have you come to visit the tomb of Raphael, to see the Madonna, or for some other reason?

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
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6 days ago
Madonna del Sasso, by Lorenzetto (16th century) above the tomb of Raphael in the Pantheon. Have you come to visit the tomb of Raphael, to see the Madonna, or for some other reason?
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

In the middle of the back of the portico are imposing bronze doors opening into the rotunda. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
In the middle of the back of the portico are imposing bronze doors opening into the rotunda.

Mary, mother of Jesus, is featured prominently in the Pantheon, which is also a Roman Catholic church. Here is an 18th century statue of Mary and her mother Anne, by Lorenzo Ottoni.
Photo: Tom Beaudoin, 2014
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2 weeks ago
Mary, mother of Jesus, is featured prominently in the Pantheon, which is also a Roman Catholic church. Here is an 18th century statue of Mary and her mother Anne, by Lorenzo Ottoni. 
Photo: Tom Beaudoin, 2014

The portico features massive apses on either side. Empty today, they may have originally housed statues of Augustus and Agrippa.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
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2 weeks ago
The portico features massive apses on either side. Empty today, they may have originally housed statues of Augustus and Agrippa.
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

"Behind its immediate surface the Pantheon is dark, thick, and formidable in its ambiguity." Lars Lerup, _After the City_

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
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2 weeks ago
Behind its immediate surface the Pantheon is dark, thick, and formidable in its ambiguity. Lars Lerup, _After the City_
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

Every year, the sun makes the same journey around the inside of the Pantheon that it has made for about 1900 years.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
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3 weeks ago
Every year, the sun makes the same journey around the inside of the Pantheon that it has made for about 1900 years. 
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

At the Pantheon, a giant portico with 16 columns holds up a roof fronted by a massive triangular pediment, a sign in the world of antique Greece and Rome of a building presenting itself as sacred/religious.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
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3 weeks ago
At the Pantheon, a giant portico with 16 columns holds up a roof fronted by a massive triangular pediment, a sign in the world of antique Greece and Rome of a building presenting itself as sacred/religious.
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
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The portico and doors are part of a curated spiritual itinerary into the rotunda and a hemispheric spatial experience of light and air, in the presence of sacred figures and other visitors, that the Pantheon seems to have been built to facilitate.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2019
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
The portico and doors are part of a curated spiritual itinerary into the rotunda and a hemispheric spatial experience of light and air, in the presence of sacred figures and other visitors, that the Pantheon seems to have been built to facilitate. 
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2019

Religion "enacts boundaries in and distinctions of the real[,] instituting images and schemes to manage and systematize a reality that threatens from the side of familiarity or banality no less than from the side of immensity." Nancy Levene, _Powers of Distinction_, p. 25.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, Pantheon, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Religion enacts boundaries in and distinctions of the real[,] instituting images and schemes to manage and systematize a reality that threatens from the side of familiarity or banality no less than from the side of immensity. Nancy Levene, _Powers of Distinction_, p. 25.
📸 Tom Beaudoin, Pantheon, 2014

"Madonna del Sasso," by Lorenzetto (16th century) above the tomb of Raphael in the Pantheon. Have you come to visit the tomb of Raphael, to see the Madonna, or for some other reason?

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
Madonna del Sasso, by Lorenzetto (16th century) above the tomb of Raphael in the Pantheon. Have you come to visit the tomb of Raphael, to see the Madonna, or for some other reason?
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

In the middle of the back of the portico are imposing bronze doors opening into the rotunda. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
In the middle of the back of the portico are imposing bronze doors opening into the rotunda.

Mary, mother of Jesus, is featured prominently in the Pantheon, which is also a Roman Catholic church. Here is an 18th century statue of Mary and her mother Anne, by Lorenzo Ottoni.
Photo: Tom Beaudoin, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Mary, mother of Jesus, is featured prominently in the Pantheon, which is also a Roman Catholic church. Here is an 18th century statue of Mary and her mother Anne, by Lorenzo Ottoni. 
Photo: Tom Beaudoin, 2014

The portico features massive apses on either side. Empty today, they may have originally housed statues of Augustus and Agrippa.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
The portico features massive apses on either side. Empty today, they may have originally housed statues of Augustus and Agrippa.
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

"Behind its immediate surface the Pantheon is dark, thick, and formidable in its ambiguity." Lars Lerup, _After the City_

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Behind its immediate surface the Pantheon is dark, thick, and formidable in its ambiguity. Lars Lerup, _After the City_
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

Every year, the sun makes the same journey around the inside of the Pantheon that it has made for about 1900 years.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Every year, the sun makes the same journey around the inside of the Pantheon that it has made for about 1900 years. 
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

At the Pantheon, a giant portico with 16 columns holds up a roof fronted by a massive triangular pediment, a sign in the world of antique Greece and Rome of a building presenting itself as sacred/religious.

📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014
... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
At the Pantheon, a giant portico with 16 columns holds up a roof fronted by a massive triangular pediment, a sign in the world of antique Greece and Rome of a building presenting itself as sacred/religious.
📸 Tom Beaudoin, 2014

... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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