Photographer's Note

Czar Nicholas I stands sentinel at St. Isaac's Basilica, St. Petersburg, Russia. The magnificent bronze statue is balanced on the horse's hind legs, seen clearly from the side. Below the dome is suspended an unusually long Foucalt Pendulum swinging back-and-forth, demonstrating the rotation of the earth.

My good friend, Andrew Coppin, improved the image immeasurably by lightening it slightly. Please, see his Workshop. The "grandmother" to whom he refers in his note was Lady Eugenia Peierls, the wife of my boss and champion in Oxford's Theoretical Physics Department during the 1970s. Thank you, Andrew.

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