• Angel sheathing it's sword 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The angel atop Castel Sant-Angelo recalls the tradition of St. Gregory the Great who praying for the lifting of the plague of 590, saw the vison of an angel atop the fortunes Sant-Angelo, sheathing it's sword. The vision ...
    • Bernini's model of the angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini also modeled an angel for the Castel San-Angelo which never made it to the top, but is preserved on the interior of the papal apartments
    • Castel Sant' Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Heroum/mausoleo di Hadrian lives on today as the Castel Sant' Angelo. Formerly with a conical dome covered with pine trees, both symbols of immortality. Important to the iconography of the martyr-hero was the dome (cf. ...
    • Castel Sant' Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Castel Sant' Angelo viewed from the Ponte Sant' Angelo, Rome. Built as a mausolea for the Emperor Hadrian, the top was originally conical and planted with pine trees, the symbol of eternal life.
    • Castel Sant'Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The present day Castel Sant-Angelo as seen from across the Tiber.
    • The Castel Sant'Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Originally the castle, which was intended as a mausoleum, was covered with a conical surmounted by earth works shaped as a cone and covered with pine trees, all to reinforce the symbol of the immortality of the emperor, ...
    • Catapult 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Atop the Castel outside the papal apartments stands a catapult with ammunition. Later, Pope Urban VIII equipped the castle with a cannon made from bronze purportedly taken from the ceiling of the Pantheon Portico.
    • The crucifixion of Peter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A close up of the crucifixion of Peter with the emperor Nero enthroned on the upper left with the castle St. Angelo on the lower center left.
    • Early representation of Rome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In the representation the Mausoleum of Hardian is found to the middle left of the photo, while a similar mausoleum, that of the Emperor Augustus is found in the upper left. The mausoleum was first transformed into Castel ...
    • Elevated causeway 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The iron barred from the causeway into the Castel. In his autobiography Benevento Cellini gives a vivid description of his personal valor in leading the defense of the castle against invading troops.
    • Elevated causeway 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Elevated causeway connecting the Castel to the Vatican apartments. In 1527, when the troops of Emperor Charles V invaded Rome, Pope Clement VII, together with 13 cardinals and 18 bishops, took refuge in the castle.
    • The Emperor Hadrian 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Castel Sant'Angelo was begun by the Emperor Hardian circa 128 AD
    • Papal apartments in the 12th century 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The papal assumed the Castel as their property and gradually the rebuilding of the apartments atop the former mausoleum again.
    • Papal throne 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Papal throne in the audience chamber.
    • Ponte S Angelo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini did the designs for the angles which gave the bridge it's name with their execution by his students (1669). The castle S Angelo looms at the head of the bridge.