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Pantheon Interior in Paris by Elana Bailey

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Interior of the Pantheon in Paris, France. This was taken with a Canon DSLR EOS 350D camera. 1100+ views and 15 faves.

The Panthéon (Latin Pantheon, from Greek Pantheon, meaning “All the Gods”) is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but after many changes now combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a façade modelled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a small dome that owes some of its character to Bramante’s “Tempietto”.

Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. Its architect, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, had the intention of combining the lightness and brightness of the gothic cathedral with classical principles. Soufflot died before his work was achieved, and his plans were not entirely followed. The transparency he had planned for his masterpiece was not attained. Nevertheless, it is one of the most important architectural achievements of its time and the first great neoclassical monument.


architecture, european travel scenes, france, french architecture, interior, neoclassicism, panthéon, paris, religious, the pantheon in paris

Elana Bailey is a multi award winning South Australian Photographer. She has a Diploma in Commercial Photography and her passion is for travel, street, architectural, real estate, landscape, portrait and wedding photography.

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  • rochelle
    rochelleover 6 years ago

    This is a lovely well composed photograph – you have captured many spaces – my eye just keeps moving around the space

  • Many thanks for taking a peek. Cheers Elana

    – Elana Bailey

  • John Brotheridge
    John Brotheridgeover 6 years ago

    I’ve been here. This is an incredible building and yours is an incredible shot. Perfect angle to show the detail.

  • John, cheers. It is an incredible building, indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilover 6 years ago

    Nice shot…a lot to take in here…good work.

  • Indeed. Many thanks Phil.

    – Elana Bailey

  • igotmeacanon
    igotmeacanonover 6 years ago

    well captured shot, i like the balance of light and dark

  • Many thanks for stopping by.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    Lovely lines and tones, Elana!

  • Cheers very much Mel.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Anima Fotografie
    Anima Fotografieover 6 years ago

    My favourite place in all of Rome…& I have many! Beautifully composed & exposed Elana!

    (Click on the green title to see it in all it’s 360 degree glory!)

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyover 6 years ago

    Desmond, the Pantheon in Roma is a marvel to behold, I agree. This is the Pantheon in Paris though, but still a most stunning building. We don’t make ’em like we used to. Many thanks for adding this one to your favs.

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 6 years ago

    One of my fav buildings and you have captured it so well, lovely work :))

  • V, it is a glorious building indeed. Many thanks.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftalmost 6 years ago

    This is a beauty! Well done.

  • Many thanks and also for adding this one to your favs and me to your watchlist. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely captured – beautiful! Thank you for the history with this one.

  • Bev, you are most welcome. Many thanks for stopping by.

    – Elana Bailey

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