The emperor was anxious to see that famous temple of the Rotunda
, called in ancient times the temple 'of all the gods,' but now-a-days, by a better nomenclature, 'of all the saints,' which is the best preserved building of all those of pagan construction in Rome, and the one which best sustains the reputation of mighty works and magnificence of its founders.
There was a rustling in the shadows of a near-by corridor, and he could have sworn that he saw a human hand withdrawn from an embrasure that opened above him into the domelike rotunda
in which he found himself.
The room in which we found ourselves was long like a gallery and ended in a rotunda
with many windows.
The Baptistery, which is a few years older than the Leaning Tower, is a stately rotunda
, of huge dimensions, and was a costly structure.
I must confess to a feeling of awe as we entered the rotunda
of the great building.
But when the oligarchy of the Thirty was in power, they sent for me and four others into the rotunda
, and bade us bring Leon the Salaminian from Salamis, as they wanted to put him to death.
Thorndike stepped into the gloom of an echoing rotunda
, shut in on every side, hung by balconies, lit, many stories overhead, by a dirty skylight.
But there is, besides, in the centre of the building, a fine rotunda
, ninety-six feet in diameter, and ninety- six high, whose circular wall is divided into compartments, ornamented by historical pictures.
His calculations had been just, and he had wandered about the rotunda
for only ten minutes, looking again at the paintings, commemorative of the national annals, which occupy its lower spaces, and at the simulated sculptures, so touchingly characteristic of early American taste, which adorn its upper reaches, when the charming women he had been counting on presented themselves in charge of a licensed guide.
BOXING has long been part of Liverpool's identity and at the centre of that sport within the city's boundaries is the Rotunda
DEAR Editor, I first met Jim Roberts when our proposals to refurbish the grade II-listed Rotunda
were questioned by a number of heritage organisations (Tributes to visionary architect, Post, July 4).
SECURITY CCTV footage from the Rotunda
on the night of the Birmingham pub bombings was never collected by the police, the inquest has heard.