[MR] Wikipedia: Leaning Tower of Pisa and Sistine Chapel

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Sun Aug 9 03:58:51 PDT 2015

Noble Friends,

This day marks the anniversaries of two edifices important to the Roman 

In 1173 construction began on what we today call the Leaning Tower of 
Pisa, actually a free-standing campanile or bell tower of the Duomo di 
Santa Maria Assunta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa 
. Well, thanks to some timely rescue work it doesn't lean over quite as 
far as it used to, but the tower has been crooked almost from the start.

Today also marks the 1483 completion of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistine_Chapel . One of the wonders of the 
Renaissance world, the Chapel boasts the famous painted ceiling by 
Michelangelo. It took him four years to do that ceiling, though some day 
the work might have gone faster if he has used a roller.

Ducking for cover,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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