Don’t google “angular”, whatever you do. Apparently there is a medical condition known as Angular Cheilitis and you know no good comes from googling medical conditions. Yikes.
While any of those photos could very well be fair game for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge topic: Angular, I’ve opted to go a more literal route. And you’re welcome.
Look at this! We’ve got a big ol’ 360° angle surrounded by a plethora of 90° angles. This is the ceiling of the Roman Pantheon, the most preserved building of ancient Rome.
I have a door in my house, the one that leads from the basement to the garage, that constantly sticks. It’s like all of a sudden the door grew too big to fit in the frame and it’s a real bitch to close. We had a contractor at our house doing some work and had him take a look at it. There was nothing he could do. I tell you this because THE PANTHEON WAS BUILT IN A.D. 118 and it’s in pristine condition! The year 118 – I can’t even come to terms with how old that is.
The original use of the Pantheon is unknown but at some point, the emperor gave it to the Pope and it has been used as a church ever since. There is much, MUCH information on the Pantheon so I will spare you the details. From my experiences there, this is what I know:
- It’s very big and a lot of people can fit inside.
- The 30-foot hole in the top is open. Because of this I have always wanted to visit the Pantheon during a rain storm.
- The sun shines through the hole in the dome and circles the room as the day passes highlighting many different features.
- My second favorite Renaissance artist, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, (or you know, just “Raphael”) is buried inside.
The Pantheon’s website says, “It boasts mathematical genius and simple geometry that today still impresses architects and amazes the eyes of casual viewers.” So, see? Angularity!
Also, if you’re into geometry, because who isn’t, this page will BLOW YOUR MIND!