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Baths of Diana
One single shot.

Camera: Canon EOS 400D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exif: 25mm f/4.5 1/400sec ISO-200 Manual sRGB
Date: 24/10/2009 10:45h
Site: La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, SPAIN

The Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso is an eighteenth-century palace, formerly the summer residence of the Kings of Spain since the reign of Philip V. The palace is in the small town of San Ildefonso in the hills near Segovia, 80 km north of Madrid. The palace is in a restrained baroque style surrounded by extensive gardens in the French manner and sculptural fountains.

One of the the twenty-six sculptural fountains that decorate the park is this one: Baths of Diana.

All of the fountains represent themes from classical mythology, including Greek deities, allegories and scenes from myths. They are cast in lead to prevent corrosion, and painted over to simulate bronze, a nobler material, or lacquered over white oxydised lead to imitate marble.
The original waterworks and piping are still functional. They rely purely on gravity to project water up to the forty-meter height of the fountain jet of Perseus and Andromeda. An artificial lake, El Mar, "the Sea", lies secluded at the highest point of the park, and provides a reservoir and water pressure for the whole system.
Of the elaborate "Baths of Diana", focus of several garden axes, the chronically depressed Philip remarked, "It has cost me three millions and amused me three minutes."

Thanks very much for viewing.

As always, to my loved Debbie.


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SETI + 14k hits!

Tue Oct 3, 2006, 4:16 AM
  • Listening to: Everloving

SETI is the acronym for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, organized efforts by humans to detect intelligent aliens. A number of efforts with "SETI" in the project name have been organized, including projects funded by the United States Government. The generic approach of SETI projects is to survey the sky to detect the existence of transmissions from a civilization on a distant planet. (This approach is not science fiction.)

There are great challenges in searching across the sky to detect a first transmission that can be characterised as intelligent, since its direction, spectrum and method of communication are all unknown beforehand. SETI projects necessarily make assumptions to narrow the search, and thus no exhaustive search has so far been conducted.

SETIhome is a highly successful distributed computing project that was launched by U.C. Berkeley in May 1999, and is heavily sponsored by The Planetary Society. Any individual can become involved with SETI research by downloading and running the SETIhome software package, which then runs signal analysis on a "work unit" of data recorded from the central 2.5 MHz wide band of the SERENDIP IV instrument. The results are then automatically reported back to UC Berkeley. Over 5 million computer users in more than 200 countries have signed up for SETIhome and have collectively contributed over 19 billion hours of computer processing time.

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Thanks to all for read.

Thanks very much to my NewZealand friend Maxis4132 for his gift (a 3 months of DA suscription).


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