Pilgrimage to the Pantheon

For many years my first stop in Rome has been the Pantheon. This ancient building speaks to me. So many Roman ruins require a great deal of imagination to see what the Romans saw, but not the Pantheon. And the roof with the oculus... amazing! 



I have always wanted to be in the Pantheon on Pentecost. As part of the service they shower red rose petals through the oculus into the church. Someday…

It is busy now in Rome. The students and tour groups have begun to arrive for the season. And there are programs here because it is Lent. But the crowds don't bother me.  It's beautiful – – sunny and in the 60s. Perfect weather for sightseeing.

More tomorrow! Ciao!