A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2019 Nov 10, 11:36 -0800
Frank you wrote: "The cathedral does not face in the correct direction so this cannot happen in the real world."
Yes, that’s what was worrying me. I wanted to see if there was any correlation between tilt and geographical position, so I Googled ‘Cathedrals with hollow spires’, and Catedral de Santa Maria de Burgos came up pretty quickly. The trouble was, going to Google Maps to find out the lat & long showed the nave orientated NE/SW, which means that the photo was taken looking towards about 040 degrees. Well in that part of Spain, the Sun must hardly ever be visible above the horizon in that direction, if at all. DaveP