William Herman Rau (1855-1920), “Corridoio della Biblioteca Vaticana, Roma”. Stereofotografia. Numero di catalogo: 1999.
Stereocard of the Great Hall in the Vatican Library
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Holy See an Armillary Sphere?
|| 10/7/2007 || 1:00 pm || Comments Off on Holy See an Armillary Sphere? || ||
Looks like there is an Armillary Sphere in the background. I find this interesting simply because an Armillary Sphere most likely has a pagan Zodiac on it. Two months ago I made those Astro-theological overlays (which included the Vatican) and today I stumbled on to a slightly hidden one on the Holy See’s News Services webpage.
The Astro-Theological Overlays for Google Earth
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Instead of just wrapping the Astrological Calendar from 1544 around the earth, today I decided to place the calendar alongside the 3 holy locations of Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. This geographic juxtaposition of pagan symbolism with established religion makes this series of overlays one of the more interesting cartographic creations I’ve ever made.
Vatican @ 3200X2400
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I really like the way I was able to capture the reflection of the sphere just above the square [don’t know the name of the square..yet]. I think I might rerender this graphic and have the Vatican a little more centered and have the reflection centered in the square. There is something eerie about the way the it looks. I like it.
The satellite image is from Space Imaging and was created prior to learning the legality of making derivative maps using their copyrighted imagery, however I am keeping it on-line for educational purposes only.