• Apse of St. Peter's seen from the Vatican gardens 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The steep slope of Vatican hill becomes apparent as we climb upward in the gardens.
    • Barbara Eriks 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      The quiet joy and occasional wimsy of the gardens is captured in '73 by a WCTS "guard" in papal colors.
    • The English Garden 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Yet another portion of the Vatican Gardens is devoted to the less formal "English garden."
    • English garden 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Waterfall and pool
    • Entry Facade 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Farnesina as seen from its present entry. Villa Farnesina (1508-11) Built by Baldassare Peruzzi not for a cardinal, but as a suburban residence of the banker Augostino Chigi. View as seen from the gardens >>description ...
    • The Farnese Gardens 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1977)
    • Fauna 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The lush Vatican gardens provide a wonderful respite in the very confined city.
    • Ferrohouse gardens 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Along Lake Lucern.
    • Formal French garden 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The same garden seen before but at a different time of year.
    • Formal French garden 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A very formal portion of the Vatican gardens.
    • A fountain in the Vatican Gardens 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      The hill into which St. Peter's was built to house the grave of the aposle becomes apparent as one ascends the garden's paths.
    • Garden of the Villa Borghese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      A tempietto with Erma Bruggink.
    • Garden of the Villa Borghese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      Appreciation for nature and the garden was also appropriated from classical culture. The artificial lake and "temple" were a part of the villa of Cardinal Borghese
    • Gardens 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The gardens of the villa.
    • The gardens of Versailles 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      Both the buildings and gardens of Versailles glorify the sun king with Apollo as his classical progenitor.
    • A gateway to the Casina of Pius IV 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Guide to the Vatican gardens 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Our superlative guide to the Vatican gardens and museum, Marzia Ubaldino in 1985?
    • The informal English garden with fountains 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Sentry at the Arco delle Campane 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One formerly could enter the gardens through the Arco where a Swiss guard in the uniform designed by Michelangelo protected the entry halberd in hand. Photo was taken in 1967.
    • The Sistine Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The exterior of the Sistine chapel as seen from the Vatican gardens.