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Grave of Galileo

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 2 October 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy," the "father of modern physics," the "father of science," and "the Father of Modern Science." Stephen Hawking says, "Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science."

Pentax *ist D 1/30 second F/4.0 ISO 1600 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

italy | florence | basilica | santa | croce | galileo

Just got back to civilization and I realized that I did not leave an absence notice. We are on our way to Vancouver Island for our nephew's wedding and will then be continuing to enjoy our camping vacation. We will see you all when we get back on September 15th.



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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

2 Oct 2009 5:29am

@PATRICK: Thanks Patrick! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture.. nice details.

2 Oct 2009 7:41am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great composition

2 Oct 2009 9:03am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you Elena! ;-)

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Such craftsmanship here Eric, I enjoy your travels. On a comical note he looks rather like he's holding a large cigar! Taking a break after all that science ;)

2 Oct 2009 9:10am

@Craig@Random Ramblings: Thanks Craig! Leave it to you, you rascal, to pick up on something like that! ;-))))

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

superbe architecture, couleurs et statues créent un ensemble si harmonieux, bravo.

2 Oct 2009 10:06am

@Alivia: Merci beaucoup Alivia! ;-)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow Eric, this is gorgeous. I love the colours and this detail. Beautiful!

2 Oct 2009 12:27pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you Sharon! Unfortunately the camera does not do justice to the splendour of the church.... ;-)

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is absolutely beautiful, Eric ... what a blessing to be able to visit these places!

2 Oct 2009 1:57pm

@Judy: Thank you Judy! Yes, they give you a grounding in history, art, and culture. Something you cannot get from a book..... ;-)

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Everybody's looking up trying to pierce the ceiling in search of that new constellation which is not to be laid out on the map.

2 Oct 2009 2:51pm

@Stephane Themeze: Thank you Stephane! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful framing . Great shot !

2 Oct 2009 3:48pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana! ;-)

Marie LC from Voiron, France

les peintures sont très belles

2 Oct 2009 4:49pm

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup Marie! ;-)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Stunning shot,

2 Oct 2009 5:12pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you Graham! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
Your image is fantastic.
I know Galileo. I have a Galileo thermometer. Temperature according to the principle of Galileo Galilei. It is a pillar in the glass are fluid and balls. Seals depend on the balls, each with a temperature reference. If the
temperature drops, the balls rise to the top. If the temperature rises, the balls fall down. The temperature in each case can be seen in the seal, which is attached to the bottom of the Ascended balls.
Best regards Christel

2 Oct 2009 6:18pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! Yes, a great human being who gave us much that we still use today. ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good hommage to Galileo! Maybe with Photoshop you can low the light of the photo to take out more details :)

2 Oct 2009 6:56pm

@Paco Díaz: Thank you Paco! I will give it a try..... ;-)

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful!

2 Oct 2009 8:17pm

@Sugata: Thank you Sugata! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Hi Eric! You are a wealth of information! Thanks for the tour!

2 Oct 2009 11:52pm

@Tracy: Thank you Tracy! Glad you enjoyed your visit! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful!

3 Oct 2009 2:34am

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I believe this is a FIRST TIME SEE....not even in the documentaries (we so often get to see on TV) did I see this much decorated tomb of the Father of modern science!

3 Oct 2009 2:22pm

@Japanalia: Thank you Gabriela! This is truly a wonderful church to visit.... ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

So many details on this shot

4 Oct 2009 6:40am

@Calusarus: Thank you! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

difficult inside picture to do but you succeded :-)

4 Oct 2009 1:49pm

@Veronique: Thank you very much Veronique! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

So much art work involved here...lovely shot

7 Oct 2009 3:33am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks Marcel! ;-)