Thursday, June 15, 2017
200 Views of Rome: The Pantheon
Well, what's the point, and it could hardly need another review, another person suggesting you see it, my favorite Classical Roman building, not a ruin, just a building, ever carrying on.
This was our neighborhood wonder. Two hundred times in our trip we came upon it in the course of thirty days. Never once did it cease amazing.
Time one: Oh my god, that's The Pantheon!
Time 184: Oh my god, that's The Pantheon!
Sure, go inside. The doorway is good, looking up is fabulous, pretty floor. But once or twice of that and it's enough. No, circle it. Catch views of it. Bask in it. Watch a busker by it. Shop in its shadow. Pick out its hidden details out back, down below. Get a gelato at it. Notice it. Forget it so you can notice it again. It's still there. Is it still there? It's always still there. How is it perfect? No one knows. Is it still there?
It's still there.