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Detail of Destiny and fortune at the end tympana of the long gallery , copied from Robert Recorde's Castle of Knowledge published in 1556. It was his fourth book for the self-education of craftsmen and artisans and shows how to make the instruments for astronomy and navigation.The blind goddess Fortuna stands on the unstable sphere holding the wheel of chance, while the Spirit of Knowledge stands on a stable cube holding the navigator's dividers and the sphere of destiny
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Jul 29 2012 23:20 GMT gtc126
Beautiful Architecture, Interesting amd wonderful info. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 30 2012 03:01 GMT potterjo
Interesting and a wonderful image.
Jul 30 2012 04:34 GMT Annamaria
It really is beautiful inside....
Jul 30 2012 11:01 GMT clintonfolks
wonderful series....
Jul 30 2012 11:22 GMT elsje323
beautiful inside details
Jul 30 2012 11:58 GMT Papagena
Awesome series Joan !! At first I thought this picture is taken on our famous bridge in Lucerne:

http://translate.google.ch/translate?hl=fr&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapellbr%25C3%25BCcke
Jul 30 2012 14:06 GMT wijnie58
What a lovely picture and details..:-))
Aug 01 2012 05:54 GMT MargNZ
So old and very beautiful Joan :)

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