Here are some photos from our trip to Italy in early October 2010. Click on the photos to see the large versions.
The Basilica Church of Mary of the Angels and Martyrs was converted from a 4th Century Roman bathhouse. Pope asked the church to install a meridian line to help define the proper time for noontime prayers. This was the early stirrings of the Church’s use of science in the celebration of our faith.
A portion of the meridian line. The sun shines through a small hole in the wall of the Church when the sun is highest in the sky near noon.
Sunset in Sorrento, Italy, with the island of Capri in the background.
Jupiter rising over the hills of Sorrento, Italy, after sunset.
Iridescent clouds over the city hall in Florence, Italy
Tomb of Galileo in Florence, Italy
Clock tower in St. Mark’s Square in Venice. The dial shows the phase and position of the moon. The digital clock was added in the mid-1800s.
Moon over the lagoon in Venice.