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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Pisa Green

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Released:
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of eljay426.

This is not collectible.

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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

PisaGreen

I am always watching for something I can convert into a travel bug.  This item was purchased in April 2014 from a gift stall in Pisa, 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 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!  The Catholic Church only recently acknowledged its poor treatment of him.

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Tracking History (6631mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 3/22/2015 eljay426 retrieved it from Have you heard this one? lol Washington   Visit Log

Moving this lil guy along!

Dropped Off 3/20/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life placed it in Have you heard this one? lol Washington - .23 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in Have you heard this one? lol

Visited 3/20/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life took it to Seward Park Kirandulas Washington - .14 miles  Visit Log

Visited Seward Park Kirandulas

Visited 3/20/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life took it to WASH OUT FOR THAT LAKE!!! Washington - 7.47 miles  Visit Log

Visited WASH OUT FOR THAT LAKE!!!

Visited 3/20/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life took it to Geocaching Headquarters Washington - 18.32 miles  Visit Log

Visited Geocaching Headquarters

Visited 3/19/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life took it to Arrgh! Thar Be Pirate Treasure in Grand Ridge Too Washington - 5.02 miles  Visit Log

Visited Arrgh! Thar Be Pirate Treasure in Grand Ridge Too

Visited 3/18/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life took it to Geode Cache Washington - 8.29 miles  Visit Log

Visited Geode Cache

Retrieve It from a Cache 3/17/2015 Broncos Fan 4 Life retrieved it from Geobituary Washington   Visit Log

found you in George Cachekinz grave....moving you on.

  • Geobituary
Discovered It 3/14/2015 Rock Chalk discovered it   Visit Log

Spotted this one in the Geobituary cache. Thanks for sharing!

Dropped Off 3/8/2015 Highpointer placed it in Geobituary Washington - 12.29 miles  Visit Log
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