Castel Sant'Angelo and Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA8190
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date0139
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceDKN/I/421
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Castel Sant'Angelo was originally constructed as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian in 135-139 AD. The bridge, built at the same time to connect the mausoleum to the Campus Martius, was named Ponte Elio (Pons Aelius). When the mausoleum became a castle in 401 AD, it was renamed Castel Sant'Angelo and the bridge took the same name.

Subject tags

round buildings, riverside buildings, rivers, bridges, castles, statues, mausoleums