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Friday, August 20, 2010

PhotoHunt - Numerical

The shot below is a beautiful astronomical clock located on the wall of St. Mark's ClockTower in Venice. It dates back to the 14th century and displays the hours of the day in Roman numericals, the phases of the moon, the movement of sun and the signs of zodiac. It's amazing to see the clock is so well preserved after all these years and I love the zodiac signs on the clock face.

Above the blue clock face is the statue of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. On each side are two large blue panels showing the time to the nearest five minutes, the hour on the left in Roman numericals and on the right in Arabic numericals.


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29 comments:

  1. Wow...a clock from 14th century? :D Super duper antique.

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  2. Wow...the 12 zodiacs look super amazing. :D

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  3. hah! nicely done again.

    happy weekend. happy hunting.

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  4. What a beautiful clock face. Great take on the theme

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  5. we had a very similar idea this week! A great numerical shot.

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  6. I love this clock tower so much and this is such a gorgeous photo of it. They now offer tours of the inside of it but I haven't done it yet but would like to.

    Great take on the theme!

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  7. Holy cow! That clock is 700 years old? Wow! They really did make things to last back then...

    Awesome photo.

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  8. the clock is so beautiful!
    especially those golden zodiacs,
    i wonder if it shows what is the zodiac for the current month. :)

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  9. beautiful clock! love it.

    happy weekend! :)

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  10. A stunning piece of architectural art! Creative and unusual! It must be a beautiful sight towering above the cityscape!

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  11. Love your photo, I have one of the same, but I like yours better. I do not have the whole thing in one photo.

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  12. Hi ramblings!

    happy weekend!

    it's a very remarkable work of art!

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  13. Fantastic clock and I love that it has the zodiac signs as well =)



    Sreisaat Adventures

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  14. Wowie 14th century clock..great shot tQ.

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  15. love the clock..perfect one for the entry!

    mine is up here!

    http://moms-journey.com/2010/08/21/numerical.aspx

    see you!

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  16. That's magnificent!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  17. Nice zodiac dial,.... or, clock. Great choice.

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  18. That is a magnificent and beautiful clock.

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  19. What a beautiful clock! But, I think I really need to study it before I can figure out what time it is. :D

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  20. remember the time in school when we have to learn Roman numbers? I always made mistakes.

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  21. Really awesome! This clock brings us to the Roman empire. I don't remember how my zodiac looks like but in a Chinese zodiac, I know I'ma a rooster. :-)

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  22. I don’t think I have ever seen such an amazing, beautiful and interesting looking clock in my whole life...

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  23. what a beautiful clock! i love it ;)

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