October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

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Adele Oliver

Community Manager, Lotusland, Canada

October 30, 2014

when I was remembering images of clocks to post for the weekly theme in FC.fr, I remembered this picture ... it is a perpetual calendar, situated on the side of the campanile of the Messina cathedral and a part of the astronomical clock which was constructed by the Ungerer Company of Strasbourg in 1933.
The outer ring of the calendar rotates annually to indicate the day and month. Moving panels on the ring indicate moveable feasts. A marble angel points an arrow to indicate the day. The year is shown numerically in an aperture.The mechanism was designed by Frédéric Klinghammer, parts of the design are similar to the Strasbourg astronomical clock.
the date on the calendar is one day after the digital date on my camera for this picture (due to the 9 hour time difference in Vancouver)

Comments 38

  • Berthold Klammer 25/05/2021 13:26

    An extraordinary clock well captured! It’s amazing what efforts had been made to develop such complicated „time machines“ but proves how important „time“ is for mankind. best regards Bert
  • Robert Buatois 20/05/2021 14:13

    Superbe gros plan de cette horloge perpétuelle avec le plus qu'est la sculpture, merci du partage.
  • Harold Thompson 17/05/2021 17:06

    These clocks are very well made keeping us up to date
    Harold and Sue
  • aline64 16/05/2021 21:19

    Une horloge magnifique MErci pour cette documentation 
  • Angelika El. 16/05/2021 20:04

    Herrlich, diese Blau und Gold - das ist immer eine so edel wirkende Kombination. Ein richtiges Kunstwerk, diese Uhr... LG!
  • emen49 16/05/2021 19:37

    Starke Bildkomposition... ein wunderbares Motiv!
    Viele Grüße 
  • Torsten TBüttner 16/05/2021 14:33

    eine interessante Uhr, schön gezeigt
  • CHOISNET Christiane 16/05/2021 10:01

    Beautiful astronomical clock with all the months of the year which has, indeed, some similarities with the one in Strasbourg Cathedral. Chris.
  • SINA 16/05/2021 4:25

    Einfach nur ganz wunderschön Gratulation
    viele liebe Grüße von Sina
    für eine schöne neue Woche
  • Alfred Photo 15/05/2021 23:50

    Anno Domini wurde eine tolle Arbeit gemacht 
    Seit auch Heute toll aus.

  • Dream30 15/05/2021 23:49

    elle est magnifique cette horloge et merci pour la documentation Bises
  • Sabine Junge 15/05/2021 22:25

    Thank you so much for showing this point of interest. 
    And I will be honest with you: It's not very easy to read time from this artful developed sundial - the more so as the numbers are too small for my old eyes. ;-)
    But your pic is more than beautiful!
    Warm greetings, Sabine
  • mheyden 15/05/2021 21:41

    Sehr gut präsentiert!
  • Conny11 15/05/2021 21:31

    Ein großartiges Bild... sehr gut  fotografiert und gezeigt.
    LG, hab einen schönen Sonntag Conny
  • Axel Sand 15/05/2021 19:30

    A very good, detailed capture, Adele.
    Warm regards


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Camera Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens 6.0 - 72.0 mm
Aperture 4
Exposure time 1/200
Focus length 21.9 mm
ISO 100

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