Friday, October 21, 2016

The Ponte Sant’Angelo ...

John Brown shared The Vault of the Atomic Space Age's photo. (Facebook) 
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Sophia Loren sitting on the door sill of the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, introduced in 1954

John Brown Yes, Sophia is molto bella (despite the Mercedes machine, oozing of the prepotente nouveaux riches, interfering with her beauty); but what really got my heart beating while looking at this image (having lived in Rome as an adolescent, 58-62) is the Ponte Sant’Angelo leading to Castel Sant'Angelo, "to this day the most beautiful bridge in the world" , which I could see from the terrace of my parents' apartment at the Palazzo Lancellotti in the heart of the città eterna ...

The Aelian Bridge – known as Ponte Sant’Angelo since the Middle Ages for its connection to the history of the nearby…
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