I got an acute sense of time passing inside Rome’s Pantheon. Not only because it was built almost two millennia ago, but because its ancient architecture acts as a colossal sun dial.
The perfectly round hole in the top of the dome – deemed almost architecturally impossible even today – pours sunlight onto window after window around the circular church. Hours, and even minutes, can be watched passing across the Pantheon’s beautiful walls.
This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge; Delta.
My visit to Rome was part of a larger journey through Italy, where I followed in the footsteps of The Grand Tour.