|The Bologna Duomo: home of the largest astronomical tool in the world: the 219 foot gnomen|
|The Duomo during the day. Photos are not allowed inside. Too bad as it contains lots of interesting stuff|
I looked for this while I was there and did not find it but I was looking for a sundial, not a straight line with markings on it. We came in between masses so we didn't have much time to explore. This Duomo has been the target of several terrorists threats because on the walls, there is a 500 year old fresco of Mohammed being devoured by demons. Again, I didn't see this and I am sure it is not advertised as a highlight given the propensity of certain individuals to kill in the name of their god (see Je suis Charlie).
I called this the half baked duomo as they never got around to finishing its façade despite work was started 700 years ago. There were grand plans for this place. It was going to be larger than St. Peters in the Vatican until the Pope got wind of that and put an end to that.
Schools have been cancelled due to brutal windchills. And we will have more snow tonight. Yep I hate winter. I will go to the Y and run in circles.