Domes in NYC

In New York City, where tourist congregates and take images of the tall buildings, rest some of the oldest forms of art- Domes. Domes first appeared in the ancient middle east, India, and the Mediterranean. It was normally on small scales to later be adopted by the Romans. Today, one of the most memorable Domes is in the Pantheon. This image was taken in the NY Stock Exchange building where my team and I (team Jupiter) called the American flag a fasces because it’s a symbol of American power and nationalism. 20171020_100501


Federal Hall Fasces

The fasces under George Washington’s outstretched arm at Federal Hall is meant to represent his authority and power as he is inaugurated. Washington was a well-known military leader before he became president, and so his strength is symbolized by a sign of Roman sovereignty that was often used in military contexts.