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Tower with Sundials

 

I saw this on my recent wanderings around Cambridge.It was down a narrow street and getting a decent picture was quite difficult, some architects have no consideration for us photographers. There are six sundials around the tower and some great carvings on the other sides as well but could not get them in the picture. The tower is above the gate of Gonville and Caius College

The sundials are an interesting concept but not much use in the rain.

Tower with Sundials

 

I saw this on my recent wanderings around Cambridge.It was down a narrow street and getting a decent picture was quite difficult, some architects have no consideration for us photographers. There are six sundials around the tower and some great carvings on the other sides as well but could not get them in the picture. The tower is above the gate of Gonville and Caius College

The sundials are an interesting concept but not much use in the rain.

comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 12 Nov 2007, 00:11
OMG! I've never seen anything like that, Les, and I'm THE fan of sundials! What a great find.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, tucked away down a side street, I had to climb up some steps to get a clear angle on this, glad you like it Ginnie.
Nice. well isolated.
Les Auld: Appreciate the comemnt Gishan.
Because of your framing, this reminds me a unique chess piece!
Les Auld: there is abit of the Rook about it, thanks for the comment.
Well spotted, Les! So unusual. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, it is a bit unusual isn't it.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 12 Nov 2007, 10:54
What a great find and you have captured it so well. Terrific shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, appreciate the comment.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2007, 13:23
Very impressive Les well spotted.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, saw it by chance as I was on the way back to the car.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 12 Nov 2007, 16:38
A different take on the clock tower. Interesting find!
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, makes achange from clockwork.
I've always thought that sundials in the UK are less than a good idea! I don't know Cambridge but this looks interesting.
Les Auld: I know what you mean, they are a bit unusual, especially on a clock tower. Thanks for the comment Bill.

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