The World: and how it keeps time
Although we don't normally like to consider the value of time (such a nuisance, it is), this "New Year" reminds us: it is a fascinating subject. Particularly when we consider how various peoples across the globe have chosen to measure it. And so we decided to do some searching.
Time, according to various sources
Happy New Year.
Prague, Czech Republic:
A famous lankmark on the side ot the Old Town Hall in Prague. An interesting history of the clock, which dates back to 1410, is here.
Hong Kong, China:
Clock Tower, Kowloon Star Ferry terminus, Hong Kong
"What's this?" she asked in an offhand manner.
"Oh, it's very old," he said. "It is one of those astrological devices used for guidance."
"For guidance? I could use some of that," she said.
And they both laughed.
This clock tower, a symbol of Izmir, is located in Konak Square in the heart of the city. Construction in 1901 was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Abduhamit II's ruling.
a coo coo clock from germany
Seattle, Washington, United States:
Pike Place Market clock early in the morning. #112 on Explore, November 20, 2007
The astrological clock of Piazza San Marco
Los Angeles, United States:
This unique art deco clock is above the entryway of the Park Plaza Hotel, near downtown Los Angeles. Originally built in 1925, the Park Plaza served as a prominent meeting place for Elks club members and guests. Bing Crosby, Jack Dempsey, and Eleanor Roosevelt were a few of the Lodge's "regulars." (Notice the elk in the center).