Ponte Sant'Angelo and Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, seen from Lungotevere Tor di Nona

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25592
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date0139
Image Date1962
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/12* (ES1974.7)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / 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

reflections, arches, riverside buildings, rivers, bridges, castles, mausoleums