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On the outer wall of the Akkerman Fortress (now Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Southern Ukraine). 
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On the outer wall of the Akkerman Fortress (now Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Southern Ukraine).
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The main castle square of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy. 
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The main castle square of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy.

Castello Sforzesco used to be the seat and residence of the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city's museums and art collections. The original construction on the site began in the 14th century. In 1450, Francesco Sforza began reconstruction of the castle, and it was further modified by later generations. A number of these rooms originally had elaborate internal decoration - the best known of these being the Sala Delle Asse with surviving ceiling paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. After the French victory in the 1515 Battle of Marignano, the defeated Massimiliano Sforza, his Swiss mercenaries and the cardinal-bishop of Sion retreated into the Castello Sforzesco. However, King Francis I of France followed them into Milan, and his sappers placed mines under the castle's foundations, whereupon the defenders submitted. After the unification of Italy in the 19th century, the restoration of the castle was started following its transfer from military use to the city of Milan. The restoration work was directed by Luca Beltrami. The central Filarete tower above the main city entrance was rebuilt between 1900 and 1905 as a monument to King Umberto I. The castle was severely damaged as a result of the allied bombardment of Milan in 1943 during World War II. The post-war reconstruction of the building for museum purposes was undertaken by the BBPR architectural partnership. (Text based on Wikipedia).
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The view from one of the bastions of Castel Sant'Angelo over the Tiber river with the famous Bernini bridge. 
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The view from one of the bastions of Castel Sant'Angelo over the Tiber river with the famous Bernini bridge.
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Ponte Sant'Angelo
On the terrace of Castel Sant'Angelo overlooking the Borgo district of Rome. 
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On the terrace of Castel Sant'Angelo overlooking the Borgo district of Rome.
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Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy. 
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Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy.

"This overpowering castle on the Tiber is Rome’s chief citadel and dungeon and has seen more blood, treachery, and turmoil than any other left in Rome. Even those on a rushed visit to Rome might want to spend some time here. It was built in the 2nd century as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian; it continued as an imperial mausoleum until the time of Caracalla. If it looks like a fortress, it should—that was its function in the Middle Ages. It was built over the Roman walls and linked to the Vatican by an underground passage that was much used by the fleeing papacy, who escaped from unwanted visitors such as Charles V during his 1527 sack of the city. In the 14th century, it became a papal residence, enjoying various connections with Boniface IX, Nicholas V, and Julius II, patron of Michelangelo and Raphael. However, its legend rests largely on its link with Pope Alexander VI, whose mistress bore him two children (those darlings of debauchery, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia). [...] The bumper-to-bumper cars and buses that once roared around Castel Sant’Angelo are now gone. The area around the castle has been turned into a pedestrian zone. Visitors can now walk in peace through the landscaped section with a tree-lined avenue above the Tiber and a formal garden. In 2000, the moat under the ramparts was opened to the public for the first time. You can wander the footpaths and enjoy the new beeches providing shade in the sweltering summer." (Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince: Frommer's Rome, 17th Edition, 2005).
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Castel Sant'Angelo
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