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Amazing Prague Astronomical Clock, Czech Republic.

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The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating.

A much better view is available by googling this image- It is too small for me to post-

The clock mechanism itself has three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy; a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod its head in confirmation. According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born on New Year's night.
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myself1935

I gess in those days people had to go to sleep at dark and rose with the daylight-
This clock was located in a major city, so its influence was limited to its inhabitants-
It certainly was built as a treasure-

myself1935

It's good to get the feedback- It was 8 puzzles a day for 5 days- People were wonderful about it-

Donnajames

When you think of it, back then the only light at night was from fire or moon and starlight. The skies must have been magnificent with all the planets and stars shining brightly. They had to have something to keep time and date to know when it was time to plant and reap the harvest. This is spectacular. :-)) dj

Thanks for understanding, Jean. You can't imagine what my Comments section looked like when you and robf posted your cruise ... O M G! :-D

myself1935

Glad you like it, Ken- There is a lot of fascinating detail about this clock- too much to include here-

myself1935

I am so glad to hear from you, JM- l was worried about you because it's been a long time-
of course l will remove you and no offence in the least-
The problem was Jigidi because l only post four per day- Now l understand why l sometimes get eight from someone in a day, and l too get upset-
Be well, my friend-

Hello, Jean! Would you mind taking me out of the group posting?? You are so popular and you deserve it. But today, for example, I got 8 comments and All of them were yours lol! So I'd prefer to follow you independently. No offense intended, my friend.

kmccarrel

This is fantastic

myself1935

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