Sunday, 28 November 2010

Road of the Big Clock



I was intrigued - and more than a little entertained - when I saw "Rue du Gros-Horloge" on a map of Rouen. Road of the Big Clock? Something like that, anyway. It turns out it's not wrongly named:


I always like clocks that show the phase of the moon; not terribly useful, but a lot of fun. This is definitely one of the most impressive clocks I've seen lately, and it's in particularly good condition considering it's exposed to the elements. I guess a lot of work goes into keeping that sparkle!


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21 comments:

Ginny said...

This is just a stunning clock!! Is it in a little tower all on it's own? I see a little window up there.

Rachel said...

That's a cracker of a clock - it puts Chester's clock in the shade!

Ruth said...

wow thats beautiful....

Tabor said...

If I had a clock like that...well then I would certainly know the time.

Elisabeth said...

A stunning clock, Rachel. How do they keep up that shine? I wonder. someone must polish it weekly.

liliannattel said...

What a great clock!

Expats Again said...

That is on one AMAZING clock! I used to think the astronomical clock in Prague was the most beautiful in the world. But this one is equally attractive.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Rachel,
Thanks for stopping by...I've come to your place to see what you're up to and I like it! Lucky you, living in the United Kingdom!!!

St├ęphanie said...

Fantastic pictures !
http://prettydarling.canalblog.com/

Jeanne said...

That is truly one big clock--and a real beauty at that!

I finally finished reading In the Land of Invisible Women, which means Rebellion is now at the top of my list. Yippee!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That clock is ridiculously gorgeous!

Classy Career Girl said...

Gorgeous clocks!!

LindyLouMac said...

Phases of the moon are useful and very important still to the older gardener in Italy where everything is still done by the moon.

Beautiful clock!

christine said...

I like clocks, as long as I don't have to listen to them ticking, that is! This looks stunning, such a lovely blue-)

The Blonde Duck said...

That is a huge clock.

MarjnHomer said...

im lovin' it. its so clean thats crazy..

Slamdunk said...

Must have been quite a sight. Thanks for sharing the images.

Louiz said...

Very lovely:) Have you seen the clock at Hampton Court at all?

Mountain Woman said...

Just beautiful!

thesurpriselily.com said...

Love it!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow, beautiful Clock. I do love clocks!
kim

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