The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castel was once the tallest building in Rome.
You wouldn’t ordinarily think of a cemetery as a great place to spend a day visiting, but we did just exactly that last week. We visited Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, and spent about three hours finding celebrity plots (like Walt Disney, Clark Gable, and Nat King Cole) and admiring the architecture. We honestly could have spent all day there! This particular little cherub statue was one of my personal favorites.