Mr. Hinrichs' Europe trip
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March 29; Rome
April 1; Rome-Florence
April 3; Florence
April 5; Florence, Venice, Corinth, Mycenae
April 8; Epidaurus, Olympia
April 10; Delphi, Meteora
April 13; Thermopylae, Athens
April 15; Marathon, Salamis, Sounion, Athens
April 21; Venice, Lathus
May 5; Lathus, Basel. Rocamdour, Nouaille
May 13; Lathus, Descartes, La Rochelle,
May 18; London
May 23; London, La Rochelle, Lathus
Detail of Trajan's column. Trajan's column details the battles in Trajan's campaigns in Dacia.
Forum of Trajan
Forum of Augustus
Forum of Caesar . I was not able to find out if this was the location of Caesar's death.
Triumphal arch of Severus
Coliseum (more later)
Temples of Saturn and Dionysus
Temple of Caster and Polux
Spanish steps. This appeared to be the only tourist location of great interest to the American youth types.
Double spired stairway to Vatican museum
Ceiling painting depicting Thomas Aquinas' intellectual victories over Islam, Judaism and paganism.
Map room showing the extent of the Roman conquests
Painting by a student of Raphael depicting Constantines vision of the cross.
This is a portion of a painting showing Aeneas rescue of his father from Troy. The painting contrasted God's miraculous saving of Rome from a fire with His choice not to similarly save Troy.
Ceiling of Sistine Chapel. Notice how the cloud that God is in resembles a brain. This shows the Aristotelian influence on the painter's mind- when God gave man life the essential characteristic was man's intellect
.Painting of the engineering behind the raising of the obelisk in the Piazza San Pietro
Laocoon and his two sons struggling with a snake
The Apollo de Belvedere
Mr. H and the great Athenian panderer
Beautiful mosaic- most all the floors in the Vatican are so covered.
Michaelangelo's greaquiz brilliance in the design of St. Peter's Cathedral was his use of clear windows to make the maximum use of interior light.
St. Peter's- Notice the exquisite use of marble.
Central dome over the Papal Altar
Having his defiant Proquizantism somewhat intimidated by the material success displayed in St. Peter's, Mr. Hinrichs was still able to keep his eye upon higher lights.
Supposed grave of Peter
Pantheon- Build during the time of the emperor Hadrian
Detail of Pantheon's Columns
Detail of Timberframing in roof of Pantheon. I doubt these timbers are original.
Interior of Pantheon. The roof was formed from concrete.
Interior of Pantheon
The marble floor was replaced in the 1800s but followed the original Roman pattern
Most of the interior of the Pantheon was replaced to convert it into a church.
Yes, Mr. Hinrichs was there.
Exterior of Pantheon. Notice the relieving arches that were built into the wall to redistribute the weight and thus increase structural stability.
The location of the early Roman fortress.
Interior of Coliseum
This picture shows the many rooms that were under the floor of the Coliseum to hold the various beasts and potential martyrs.
Classic Roman arch
Detail of Coliseum exterior