The Long Walk, Rome

 In the past, Castel Sant’Angelo (Hadrian’s Mausoleum) was sadly notorious for functions of a much more grave nature. Its courtyards were the scene of executions by decapitation and the heads of the condemned were then hung for days along the bridge as a terrible warning. In the small, damp and dark cells, the prisoners died of hunger and thirst or due to terrible tortures. It was here that Benvenuto Cellini, Cagliostro and Giordano Bruno were imprisoned before being burnt on the stake in Campo dei Fiori square.

This shot is one of the upper passageways which leads to the courtyards and other grim places…

Roman Version of The Green Mile


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