Monday 6 June 2011

My World Tuesday - Two Clocks.

Paid a visit to Scienceworks this weekend - its Melbourne Science Museum, and a bit a regular trip of me and the kids - geeks, one and all and proud of it! There was a new dinosaur exhibition, which was good, but not great.

As we were having lunch I noticed these two clocks. A lot of posts (and many of my comments) have focused on the changing of the seasons, and with it the turning of the Earth and its journey around the sun. I've also had a few tight deadlines at work.

So here it was, a clock for the seasons (or at least part of one) and a clock for the working day. The tick tock clock use to sit upon a water tower in central Melbourne. I cant help but think that its removal from that public location and most peoples failure to connect with the turning of the year are linked so how. We carry the time on our wrist (on on our phone) to count every second, but we often miss the longer times of day and season. Strange.

Anyway - here are the pictures.

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  1. that big yellow slide one is interesting for sure.

  2. Interesting post Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Fascinating contrast shot and interesting yellow clock.

  4. counting only the happy hours.

    daily athens

  5. a clock on top of a water tower is interesting. this one looks a bit off scale sitting on the ground. still, I prefer clockfaces - much faster for getting the time than sundials!

  6. It is a fascinating contrast/difference indeed! And what terrific captures, Stewart! Love that colorful yellow one! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!


  7. Hiya Stewart,
    Fascinating structures.
    The changing of the seasons seems to change within itself: I am sure summer has shifted backwards in the calendar year. At least in the UK. We are having the feel of early Autumn, with brown fallen leaves and withering growth. Accellerated no doubt by the drought, but more than that, a shift of three weeks to a different starting date of summer. Not June 21 st anymore, that's for sure.

  8. I like the modern sundial clock - most interesting.