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Galileo Galilei, brilliant and experimental

Laatste update op 18 November 201715 February 1564 Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy (1564-1642). You probably know the town from the tilted tower. According to the Dutch Observatory (Volkssterrenwacht) Galileo was a brilliant theoreticus amongst other things as a skilled inventor, an experimental instrument builder and a meticulous Read more…

Hieronymus Bosch - Paradise, Palazzo Ducale
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Paintings Jeroen Bosch in Venice

Laatste update op 18 November 2017In Venice you can find three paintings of Hiëronymus Bosch (also known as Jeroen Bosch, Jeroen van Aeke or Jheronimus). All three are on disply in the Sala del Magistrato alle Leggi in the Palazzo Ducale. In particular The Garden of Early Delights (Museo Nacional Read more…

Isola di San Michèle
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Isola di San Michèle

Laatste update op 18 November 2017This island can be spotted from the Fondamente Nuove (Cannaregio). A bit further is the isle of the glass blowers, Murano. I link Isola di San Michèle with De Mérodes poem ‘The prodigal son’. Now, what is the connection between the isle and this Biblical Read more…

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