Footnote: Underneath St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

One of the air vents for the crypt in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, 2012. “There are over 100 tombs within St. Peter’s Basilica (extant to various extents), many located in the Vatican grotto, beneath the Basilica. These include 91 popes, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Holy Roman Emperor Otto II, and the composer Giovanni Pierluigi da …

Footnote: Portugal’s Map of the World, Belem District, Portugal

Map of Portugal, part of the map of the world made with tiles at the Belem District near the Monument of Discoveries. Here’s how the map looks like from above: A note about Footnote: Footnote is an ongoing photo series featuring my, well… feet, taken in different places around the world. Click here if you …

Footnote: Kilometro Cero, Origen de las Carretas Radiales

The Kilometro Cero or kilometre zero in Madrid, Spain

“Spain has its Kilometre Zero in the centre of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid (incidentally, the clock of the old Royal House of the Post Office, in front of which the plaque is located, marks the official time in Spain, according to the urban legend). The plaque that marks this point was turned around 180 degrees in 2002 because the map of Spain depicted on it was upside down in relation to the modern depiction of Spain.”  Source.