I found this sun dial on our trip to the UK this summer.
It was about 15 feet up on a building… but then I am always looking up to see the stonework on the buildings…, 135 more words
Pope Clement XI (1700-1721) ordered Francesco Bianchini (1662-1729) to build a Meridian Line. Bianchini was the Secretary of the Commission for the Calendar. He chose the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli because of the stability of its roman walls and foundations and its suitable dimension. 157 more words