The Pantheon is one of the oldest intact structure standing in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Emperor August and rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. After almost 2,000 years it is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. It is currently a Roman Catholic Basilica dedicated St. Mary and the Martyrs.
Daily Archives: April 18, 2010
Songkran: Celebrating the New Year with day-glo green and blaze orange super-soakers just like Buddha would have wanted
No sooner than I got 20m down the street from the entrance to my hotel a woman who was a total stranger grabbed the collar of my shirt, pulled it forward, dumped a bucket of water down my chest and smiled “Happy New Year”. Her friend slapped my cheeks a muddy goop from a dish made up of water and talcum powder. 60 seconds after hitting the street I was drenched head to toe and had a face full of wet talc.