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Sant'Angelo by klapouch Sant'Angelo by klapouch
Roma - Italia

The Castle

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family (123 AD - 139 AD).

Much of the tomb contents and decorations have been lost since the building's conversion to a military fortress in 401 and its subsequent inclusion in the Aurelian Walls by Flavius Augustus Honorius. The urns and ashes were scattered by Visigoth looters during Alaric's sacking of Rome in 410, and the original decorative bronze and stone statuary were thrown down upon the attacking Goths when they besieged Rome in 537, as recounted by Procopius.

Legend holds that the Archangel Michael appeared atop the mausoleum, sheathing his sword as a sign of the end of the plague of 590, thus lending the castle its present name.

The popes converted the structure into a castle, beginning in the 14th century; Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Peter's Basilica by a covered fortified corridor called the Passetto di Borgo. The fortress was the refuge of Pope Clement VII from the siege of Charles V's Landsknechte during the Sack of Rome (1527), in which Benvenuto Cellini describes strolling the ramparts and shooting enemy soldiers.

Decommissioned in 1901, the castle is now a museum, the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.


The Bridge

Ponte Sant'Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, meaning the Bridge of Hadrian, is a Roman bridge in Rome, Italy, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian, to span the Tiber, from the city centre to his newly constructed mausoleum, now the towering Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge is faced with travertine marble and spans the Tiber with three arches; it was approached by means of ramp from the river. The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a photogenic vista of the Castel Sant'Angelo.
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Indigoblau Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Wonderful sight! =D
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klapouch Apr 18, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! =D
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Indigoblau Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ;)
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I like the lighting
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klapouch Jan 30, 2013   Photographer
Thank you =)
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sloeb Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful place! Nice lights!
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klapouch Jan 29, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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klapouch Jan 26, 2013   Photographer
thanks
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