Italy 2011. I am a romanian in Rome

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Italy. Lazio region. Rome. The Pantheon. Filip Ionut, a romanian citizen, is dressed as an antique roman soldier. He is standing between two policemen from the Carabinieri forces with their motorcycles. Filip Ionut is working with the tourist industry and daily poses for pictures with individuals tourists in front of the entrance of the Pantheon. The Pantheon is a building, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD. The building is circular with a portico of three ranks of huge granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered, concrete dome. The Pantheon is one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda". The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda. Romanian immigration.  26.09.2011 © 2011 Didier Ruef