Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Bernini's Angels on Pont S. Angelo gird for battle

Ponte S Angelo 7
Ponte S Angelo 7, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, the designer of St. Peter's Square, was also commissioned to embellish the bridge to Castel S. Angelo, formerly the emperor Hadrian's tomb. This angel appeared to be holding a modern day window washing device that she is preparing to use on the irreverent pigeon perched on her head.

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