Friday, May 18, 2007

Pantheon, Rome

Can you tell I am in a bit of a hurry today? One old layout & the new one could not be simpler! I am meeting with friends for dinner at a restaurant called Beirut. Lebanese food ... YUM!

First layout uses paper from the Mosaic Twist Kit. And a 'Travel' themed sticker that was a RAK, Alpha stamps & black acrylic paint, and some light blue alpha rub-ons for 'the'. The little slide holder is coloured with alcohol inks.

The second layout is one that I have posted before, but a long time back. It is done with the travel themed kit called 'Journeys' (thanks Pamela!) that Club Scrap came out with some years ago. Love this kit!

The Pantheon was a Roman 'Temple to all Gods'. It was designed by the Emperor Hadrian (AD 118 ~ 125). In the middle ages it became a church. This amazing structure is a symbol of Rome itself. The huge dome has the same height and diameter. It has only one hole on the top of this dome through which light enters and illuminates the interior. The master artist Raphael is buried here, as are many of the modern kings of Italy. I tried to get a photo of Ricky inside the Pantheon, but low lighting and his constant high velocity made this an impossible exercise! In case you are wondering what the photograph in the slide holder is - Ricky in high velocity!

Summer 2003: We are at the main railway station of Milano, waiting to board the train to Venezia. We spent three amazing days exploring this beautiful city.

Now to learn something interesting:

And if you have about 10 minutes to spare to brush up on your geography:

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