While most of the ancient Roman monuments have crumbled over time, the Pantheon still stands as a testament to the ingenuity of Roman architectural design. Completed in 128 by the emperor Hadrian, the Pantheon had the largest freestanding dome in the world until just a few years ago. It was originally designed as a pagan temple but over time was swallowed up by the Catholic Church.
Walking around inside you can feel disoriented by the strange dimensions and acoustic effects. The dome is nearly perfect in its spherical shape making it seem rather tall and airy. Coupled with the wide open hole on top it feels kind of outdoorsy inside the building.