Castle Sant’Angelo was built by the Emperor Hadrian in the 130’s A.D. It has been a mausoleum, a prison, a fortress, and a museum. A few centuries back a tunnel was built between Vatican City and the Castel, so that the Pope could shelter there if he were in danger. As I looked out from that ancient rampart, a sense of history heightened the drama of the view.
BIO: Jennifer Companik holds an M.A. from Northwestern University. Her photography appeared or is forthcoming in: The Sun Sentinel and Local Honey Midwest. She wanders, happily. My website: https://jencompanik.com.