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Jose Orlando Estenoz



Welcome to my blog, where I'll be sharing my awe-inspiring journey through the city of Rome as an architecture student. Rome, known as the Eternal City, holds a captivating blend of history, culture, and breathtaking architecture that has influenced the world for centuries. Join me as I delve into the heart of this ancient metropolis, exploring its iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and uncovering the secrets that make Rome a true architectural masterpiece.

  1. The Colosseum: An Icon of Architectural Ingenuity As an architecture enthusiast, no visit to Rome is complete without standing in awe before the magnificent Colosseum. This colossal amphitheater, an architectural marvel of ancient Rome, leaves visitors spellbound. Marvel at the grandeur of its arches, the precision of its construction, and the engineering brilliance that allowed for elaborate spectacles to take place within its walls. Immerse yourself in the history and visualize the glorious events that unfolded in this iconic structure.

  2. The Pantheon: A Testament to Ancient Genius Step into the realm of the gods at the Pantheon, a masterpiece of classical architecture. Built as a temple dedicated to the Roman deities, the Pantheon boasts an impressive dome, a feat of engineering excellence even by modern standards. Gaze upwards at the oculus, an open aperture that bathes the interior in a celestial glow, and appreciate the harmonious balance of light and space. Prepare to be humbled by the endurance of this structure, which still stands proudly after nearly two thousand years.

  3. St. Peter's Basilica: A Divine Fusion of Art and Architecture No exploration of Rome would be complete without a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, the spiritual and artistic pinnacle of the Vatican City. As I entered the vast expanse of the basilica, I was greeted by the heavenly beauty of Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini's Baldachin. The intricate details of the basilica's facade, the grandeur of its dome, and the symmetrical perfection of its design left me awestruck. It was a true testament to the power of architecture to inspire and uplift the human spirit.

  4. Villa D'este: Uncovering Rome's Hidden Charms Beyond the famous landmarks lies Trastevere, a Villa that encapsulates the authentic mistery of Rome. Wandering through its narrow green paths, I discovered a treasure trove of architectural delights. The ornate balconies adorned with flower pots, and the charming little fountains create an atmosphere that transports you back in time. Each corner reveals a new moment, a fountain, or a quaint courtyard, all contributing to the its unique charm.

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