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Exeter Cathedral Astronomical Clock -

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This was taken last year, but is in the city I live in . To quote from Wikipedia - The clock is one of the group of famous 14th- to 16th-century astronomical clocks to be found in the West of England. The main, lower, dial is the oldest part of the clock, dating from 1484. The fleur-de-lys 'hand' indicates the time (and the position of the sun in the sky) on a 24-hour analogue dial. The numbering consists of two sets of I-XII Roman numerals. The silver ball and inner dial shows both the age of the moon and its phase (using a rotating black shield to indicate the moon's phase). The upper dial, added in 1760, shows the minutes.

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I was just thinking I should have stopped off to snap this as I passed through Exeter a couple of weeks ago! Glad to see it again.
I have a busy week at work so decided to cheat and use a picture from last year. The Cathedral is a truly stunning building, isn't it?
Wow - makes the pics I just took of "antique" clocks look pretty sad..... :)
Oppps - sorry (not really!!)

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Beautiful. I think clock/watch making is very nearly a magical skill, especially when so many functions are added.
It is amazing - and lovely that they can be made into a thing of beauty at the same time.
That is a beautiful clock - and another one with such lovely colours, too.
It is amazing - and lovely that such a useful item can be made into a thing of beauty at the same time.
That's gorgeous!
It is stunning- as is all the Cathedral
WOW! That is most impressive, and I have never seen anything like it before. Glad you posted it.
Thank you - it is nice to look at, as well as practical ... and has so much amazing history.
I never cease to be amazed when I hear of clocks that are so old yet still running and looking brand new. Lovely photo.
It is amazing - and lovely that such a useful item can be made into a thing of beauty at the same time Add the years of history that it has seen and it is truly awesome.
Amazing to think of all the people who have passed it through the years.
The history that this clock has seen is truly astounding, isn't it?
Nice one:)
Thanks very much