The Pantheon as inspiration

Ever wonder where architects get their ideas for imposing buildings? As I toured London and Rome, I began to realize that plenty look to the Pantheon for inspiration.

First up, the Pantheon’s facade. Imposing. Amazing. About 1850 years old and still going strong. A building to be experienced.


Then the British Museum. No mistaking that facade.


Oh, and how about the entrance to Buckingham Palace? A bit more subtle but the basic design is there.


Even the National Gallery in London has the Pantheon look.


The 18th century building that houses the Roman baths in Bath, England has a lovely dome with an oculus-style window at the top.




Bringing it closer to home, the U.S. Supreme Court bears a strong resemblance.


One building. Two thousand years. Many emulations.


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