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The walking tour of Rome. Day 9 - Part II

March 9th 2008
And then, there it was. The Pantheon. No, not the "Parthenon" like in Athens, but the amazing, simply beautiful, Pantheon. It's famous for its dome and is home to the tomb of the painter Raphael. For going to Europe in the supposed "off season" it was crowded with tourists and locals alike. I took a few pictures of the dome opening. Joel even told us, "I find this even more amazing than the Coloss ... read more
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