Thursday, May 5, 2011

A castle in Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel'Angelo has an amazing story behind it. It was originally built as the Mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. The long and varied history of the building, with its thousands of metamorphosis seems to have unsettled the complicated maze of underground rooms, balconies, stairs and courtyards that constitute the current structure of the castle.

The original structure and subsequent changes within the building overlap and merge, creating a body faceted and complex, laden with symbolic and historical layers.  

this photo was taken when I was on holiday

on the bridge you can see the two angels commissioned to Gianlorenzo Bernini.

Not far from the Vatican, this amazing building should be one of the stop during your Italian journey!!!!

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