This steam clock stands on a street corner of Gastown in Vancouver, British Columbia and is one of the world's only functioning steam clocks. It is powered by steam from an underground system of pipes that supply steam to heat many of the downtown buildings of Vancouver, BC.Every quarter of an hour the Gastown steam clock sounds its whistle and you can watch the steam shoot from the vents at the top of the clock. If you look through the glass panels on the side of the steam clock you will see how the steel balls are raised to the top of the clock under steam power and then they slowly fall to create the power to make the steam clock work.The Gastown Steam Clock in Vancouver, BC was built in 1977 by a man named Raymond Saunders who owns the Gastown Steam Clock Company. The outer casing of the clock is made of 1/4" thick cast bronze that weighs over 2,300 pounds. He based this creation around an 1875 design of clock and is one of Vancouver's most popular attractions in this historic neighborhood of Gastown, Vancouver.Vancouver, Downtown, British Columbia, Canada, North America
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED, aperture of , exposure time of sec. on ISO , as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was .
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