Time Passed

Clock, Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France

From the December 2018 TimeSquared challenge. In honor of two dear friends whose time on earth has passed. And a reminder that time in not infinite. Celebrate every second, there is no do over.

Join Becky’s October square challenge PastSquares

Time Squared: #19

The Hands of Time

Clock, Musee d’Orsay, Pariis, France

Join Becky’s 30 day December Square Challenge. It’s simple. Photos must be square and must be related to time, literally or figuratively. Day 19

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Time

Towering Time

16th Century Clock Tower, Aix-en-Provence, France

The back side of the clock tower in Place de l’Hotel de Ville, Aix-en-Provence, France. Located next to the City Hall, the tower was built in 1510. It is topped with a 16th century wrought iron cage that houses a bell, which still rings the hours of the day. White limestone blocks from a Roman era structure were support the base of the tower.  Facing away from the plaza, this clock face is simple and utilitarian. The front of the clock tower (oops, I missed getting that shot) is much more ornate and includes a 17th century astronomical clock and an 18th century urn commemorating the spirits of those who died in the French Revolution.

 

Color Your World 2017: Sea Green and Pine Green

the green hour

Clock on facade of closed department store, Havana, Cuba

Clock on facade of closed department store, Havana, Cuba

Clock on the facade of a closed department store in Havana, Cuba.

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Sea Green and Pine Green

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Time

Time Waits For No One

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

A Photo A Week Challenge: Clocks

The Astronomical Clock in Olomouc

Last week, in response to Paula’s Black and White Sunday Challenge, I posted a picture of the moving figures of the City of Olomouc’s (Czech Republic) astronomical clock. I think it merits a couple more shots. It is unique to say the least. It is one of only two astronomical clocks in the Czech Republic, the other being in Prague. The original clock dated to the 16th century. The clock suffered extensive damage when the retreating German army opened fire on the town hall as passed through Olomouc in May 1945, in the final days of WWII. The revised design took on a decidedly Soviet appearance when it was reconstructed in the socialist-realism style during the first years of communist rule in Czechoslovakia (1948-early 1950s).  Athletes, workers, farmers, scientists and other members of the proletariat replaced the old religious and royal figures and symbols.

A Photo A Week: Clocks  and see Paula’s Black & White Sunday: Unexpected

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