Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a building within Vatican city (in Rome, Italy), which is famous for the incredible paintings and frescos by many Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael.
The Vatican has now a webpage on which you can move around and get a close up look at all the paintings.
Click on the picture below to view this beautiful masterpiece. Use your mouse to move around and get closer to the paintings. Don't forget to look at the ceiling. Enjoy.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Geography nuggets - Basics of GPS

Here is a video explaining the basics of how GPS systems work.

While a GPS is a useful tool in many situations and jobs, they are often overused preventing people from interacting, analyzing and enjoying the environment around them, understanding where they are, etc...
Are your school, church and grocery store located north, east, south or west of your house?
Which highway takes you to your neighboring state (or country) to the north?

Have fun with the GLP, if you own one, but don't forget to explore the world around you with your senses and using your mind. It is a wonderful tool that God has given us.