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Castel Sant'Angelo

Of course I want to include as many Roman landmarks in my gallery as possible, so here’s another one: Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel or the Mausoleum of Hadrian). It’s a cylindrical building, built between 123-139 AD as the mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family. In later centuries it was used by popes as a fortress and a castle. Pope Nicolas III connected the building with St Peter’s Basilica by a covered corridor, the Passetto di Borgo. It got its current name from the statue of Archangel Michael on top of the building. It is now a museum. The foreground features the Ponte Sant'Angelo, built in 134 AD as the Pons Aelius.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 693/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-10-14 15:19
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1678 k

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