Saturday, October 15, 2011

Roma, uno

aHey!  We went to Rome last weekend.  We had so much fun, saw some incredible things, and walked liked nobody's business all over the city on cobblestone walkways and roads.

Upon our arrival we crossed the Tiber River and headed for the Pantheon.
We could see St Peter's Basilica across the Tiber River from just outside our flat.

It was incredible to be inside and realize that the only source of light was the single hole, the oculus, in the middle of the dome.

And yet it was enough to take these pictures without any flash

What was once the home of "many gods" is now a Christian church.  It holds Raphael's tomb--we're always on the lookout for evidences of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as we travel through Italy.  The floor slants down from the center to allow water entering through the oculus to drain out.

Day One, First Stop, Check...

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