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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Pisa Tower

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Owner:
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Released:
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
Unknown Location

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item

LBPisaTower

This is one of a series of heart-shaped items obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. They are named either for the places of their origin or for Texas Panhandle-South Plains towns with interesting names or histories.. 

This piece was purchased in April 2014 from a gift stall in Pisa, Italy near the grounds of the Leaning Tower, the Baptristry and the Cathedral.  The Tower does lean at an improbable angle (see photo).  The base of the tower has been reinforced to preserve it.  The crowd of tourists cluttered up attempts to capture quality images, but we were also tourists so I really can't complain too much.

A son of Pisa, Galileo, conducted some of his gravity experiments from the tower.  However, his support of the works of Copernicus and heliocentrism (sun center of universe) put him at odds with the Catholic Church and the City of Pisa.  The latter asked him to leave the city; the former held him under house arrest for the rest of his life. He continued to experiment and write in other areas of science until his death, but there was little notice in Italy. Like some other famous Italians (e.g. Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli, Rossini, Marconi, Fermi) he was honored with a monument (and burial) in Santa Croce, in Florence. If there are any monuments to him is Pisa, we never heard about them--talk about holding a grudge!  After 500 years, the Catholic Church only recently acknowledged its poor treatment of him.

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Tracking History (9972.2mi) View Map

Mark Missing 8/26/2016 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 7/28/2015 fjfinders placed it in The Sunny Side Pennsylvania - 223.26 miles  Visit Log

And off you go

Retrieve It from a Cache 7/24/2015 fjfinders retrieved it from random things Virginia   Visit Log

Off it goes

Dropped Off 7/2/2015 Sylvesterark placed it in random things Virginia - 45.36 miles  Visit Log

Blackstone counts as rural! Happy trails!

Visited 6/23/2015 Sylvesterark took it to Where Bugs Meet - A Travel Bug Hotel Virginia - 101.98 miles  Visit Log

Checking out the hotel, but not staying over.

Retrieve It from a Cache 6/19/2015 Sylvesterark retrieved it from Cinemagic North Carolina   Visit Log

Enjoying a weekend in the area. Will take this home with us to rural VA.

Dropped Off 6/12/2015 tnwave placed it in Cinemagic North Carolina - 223.48 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 5/22/2015 tnwave retrieved it from Jusef's Cache Maryland   Visit Log

There was no log in the cache today and I didn't have a spare so took this guy to move along and prove I was there.

Dropped Off 5/22/2015 Pinnstef57 placed it in Jusef's Cache Maryland - 57 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/21/2015 Pinnstef57 took it to West Virginia Center - 50 State Star West Virginia - 1,161.16 miles  Visit Log
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