The Oculus of the Pantheon Dome

The Pantheon is a world famous Roman temple built in 126 AD. The oculus is the circular window or rain-hole in the top of the dome. I liked the way the sunlight made for an interesting shape on the coffers, the architectural sunken panel shapes. This is probably my favourite photograph I took when I visited the Pantheon at the beginning of 2011, because my exterior photo was spoiled by massive restoration works that covered 50% of the front of the building.

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