Thursday, 7 July 2011

I wish I'd been to the Cambridge Observatory

The Rudetårn is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory. Instead of stairs, a 7.5-turn spiral ramp forms the only access way to the tower observatory.

".. a fine curving carriageway, moving upwards, round and round, but gradually, so that horses and carriages could ascend it... Anna Catherine had once asked me to make this very same thing, this internal pathway to the heavens..."

I'm secretly fascinated by astrophysics...

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