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Part of the medieval world is the astronomical clock that adorns the Old Town Hall Tower in the Old Town District of Prague in the Czech Republic.

On the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic is the medieval astronomical clock which has become a very popular tourist attraction. Three main parts make up the astronomical clock, the dial which represents the sun and moon, a calendar dial representing the months and "The Walk of the Apostles" which shows figures of the Apostles on an hourly basis.Some parts of this clock date back to 1410 such as the astronomical dial and the mechanical clock and later in 1490 the calendar dial and facade was added. Later in the 17th century, the statues that move were added and later the figures of the Apostles. The final addition to the astronomical clock was in 1870 and that was the calendar.Over the years, the clock has been repaired many times, some minor and some were major leaving the clock not working for some time but by 1948, after major reconstruction, the clock worked once again. ... continue below the picture...


Astronomical Clock Prague Czech Republic

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... In 1979, the clock needed a cleaning and a few parts were renovated and there is a legend in Prague that if the clock is neglected, the city will suffer as well. Each part of the astronomical clock that adorns the Old Town Hall Tower in Prague in the Czech Republic symbolizes different things that display astronomical information relating to the sun, moon, constellations and planets. The astronomical clock that adorns Prague in the Czech Republic is one of the oldest of its kind throughout Europe and is been in operation for six centuries. You have not experienced the true history of Prague until you have seen the astronomical clock adorning the Old Town Hall Tower.Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall Tower in the Old Town District of Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/4.5, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 68mm.

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Astronomical Clock Prague Czech Republic
Part of the medieval world is the astronomical clock that adorns the Old Town Hall Tower in the Old Town District of Prague in the Czech Republic.
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Rolf Hicker
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