I know I say it each time and generally disappoint you all
but I'm off to the Aude on Saturday and have a couple of things to do like get a shot through that Trefoil and triangle shaped chimney on the Tour for Louv. I'll also visit the Templar church in Campagne-sur-Aude. Anyone got anything else they want me to have a look at? Haven't been able to get excited this year as we are in the middle of moving out of London and I booked this before we even had thought about moving and now it's a bit in the way. We would probably be completing in the next week or so otherwise. The only reason I didn't cancel was because I offered to fly my sister in law and her partner out there to stay with us the second week for her 40th birthday.
We planning to take her to Sal Salvayre/Alet, Gorge du Galamus/Hermitage and Montsegur and up to RLC of course on their first Sunday and hopefully HL will be there
This'll make Roscoe smile (I hope)
After a few vinos last week and when I got fed up with boxing crap up I started drawing lines on Google Earth (as you do) and linked up Glastonbury, RLC (coz those 2 places always seem very similar to me) the Templar church at Osterlars on Bornholm and the Great Pyramid at Giza...it makes a nice pattern actually.
Here's a screen shot
and that yellow pin on the line from Glasto-Osterlars is my is my new house...weird eh
Remind me to teach you to draw sometime.
You want drawing?
Roslin - Roseline? straight through Silbury hill to Lourdes (as in Our Lady of Lourdes) Lourdes is on the Greenwich meridian.
Glastonbury and the Roslin - St Salveur line.
400/247 = 1.618 or THE GOLDEN SECTION
PAX 681 is - 681 681
A Rood is an Anglo-Saxon word for a Cross, it is also the measurement equivalent to the imperial measurement called a Pole.
So if you take a square (dotted) 681 Rood by 681 Rood and draw a circle around it so that the circumference touches each corner.
The diameter of this circle is Three Statute Miles
or One League.
(with a 0.6% error)
681 poles = 3745.5yards
3745.5 squared + 3745.5 squared = 28057540.5
Take the square root
5296.9 16.9 yards over exactly three statute miles.
Divide by 3
= 1765.6 yards or 5.6 yards over one statute mile. Or 1 pole over 1 mile
The radius of this circle will be half a league or one Domesday League. There are 2640 yards in one Domesday league and 2640 squared = 6969600 yards and if we divide this by the number of yards in a mile (1760) we get 3960 statute miles. The mean radius of the earth is 3959 miles; 3964 miles at the equator and 3949 miles at the poles. One must remember that the Abbé Jean Picard had measured the length of a degree of longitude and computed the size of the earth in 1655, the year Poussin painted his first version of the Annuciation.
Of course 2640 is quite a unique number; for instance one and a half times 2640 is 3960.
Half of 396 is 198; the number of inches in a pole.
198 times PHI Φ (the golden ratio; 1.618) is 320 (to the nearest integer): which is the number of poles in a mile.
Have a nice trip.