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What was once a temple dedicated to the Classical Gods, the Pantheon (A derivation of the Greek words 'pan' meaning all and 'theos' meaning God) is now a 2000 year old church, a conversion which, excuse my joke, our current government would not really approve of. Despite a dull and ageing exterior with its giant Corinthian columns, this monument will delight you the moment you step through the humongous bronze doors and look at the largest and probably the most beautiful reinforced concrete dome in the world. It might interest you to know that both light which marks an emblematic connection with the Gods and rainwater can seep through the oculus of the dome and there are 22 invisible holes in the sloping marble floor to drain the water away. And we consider ourselves advanced! The Pantheon will disappoint you first and then suddenly mesmerize you, also because one of the greatest artists to have ever lived, Raphael, is buried here. Getting there: If in case you are not living near the Centro Storico area which is walking distance from the Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda, taking the underground metro is the best idea because it is faster and cheaper. The tickets come for about 1.5 Euros and can be bought from the several machines or ticketing counters at the station. Your stop is 'Spagna' along the A Line and the Pantheon is a bit of a walk, about a kilometre from the station. Beware of pickpockets on the train. You could even take a bus from the Termini Station. Pantheon is open from 8:30 am till 7:30 in the evening and the entry is absolutely free.
Grizzly Lake Trail
The hike starts with a hill to the left and plains to the right (or should I say wetlands). Much of the trail itself was a sort of rudimentary stream, shallow and crystal clear with a pebble bottom. Because of this you spend most of the first part of the hike walking in mushy grass and avoiding bison dung. All along the trail were a single pair of bison prints, possible some lone male in search of greener pastures. Occasionally we would see wolf scat,wolf prints and at least one large blackbear print. The ground was also littered with obsidian, starting with a huge glimmering boulder of pure obsidian sticking out of the trail, later with an even larger one in the field, and from then on, obsidian shards riddle the trail and ground all the way to the lake. After hiking about a mile or 2 in, we came to a creek, swollen and white, though not too deep or fast to cross. We were dedicated to continuing our hike so we found the most narrow part we could, about 50 yards south of the trail, and “jumped” across. Naturally being too wide to actually jump, we just ended up mostly soaked and were now apparently on an island with another larger creek still to cross. We walked back up the island towards the trail till we found a log and walked across that precariously, of course having take photos of our “daring” moment. From then on the hike was mostly up and down small hills, rocky and open with random small trees and signs of animals