Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ponte Sant'Angelo

This is the Ponte Sant'Angelo, the bridge over the Tiber River in front of the Castel Sant'Angelo. There are ten angel statues designed by Bernini along this bridge. Each one of the angels holds something from the Passion of Jesus Christ. See how well you know the story. Can you figure out what each angel is holding? Answers at the bottom.

1. Angel with nails
2. Angel with lance
3. Angel with crown of thorns
4. Angel with the garment
5. Angel with the whip
6. Angel with cross
7. Angel with column
8. Angel with the inscription INRI
9. Angel with the sponge
10. Angel with Veronica's veil

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