Imaginary Heights

"The great bird will take its first flight;-- on the back of his great swan,--filling the universe with wonders; filling all writingswith his fame and bringing eternal glory to his birthplace." -Leonardo da Vinci

"The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans credited[1][2][3] with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903"

It's unclear if Leonardo was actually able to build and fly one of his "flying machines" but there is no doubt that his ideas and designs would eventually be realized. Like most of Leo's inventions and designs, they were conceived of hundreds of years before anyone one else would. The tank, the parachute, the submarine, the automobile, robots.. there is a surprisingly long list. There is a reason he is considered the greatest genius of all time. He is also considered one of the most innovative and revolutionary painters. So you could only imagine how advanced and complex his art would become. 

Most of da Vinci's inventions and ideas were locked away within his Journals that have only relatively recently been available to the general public. We are only now beginning to unlock the secrets that he left behind for us to discover 500 years later. Ready? 

"Science is the observation of things possible, whether present or past. Prescience is the knowledge of things which may come to pass, though but slowly." - da Vinci


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