Thursday, February 12, 2015

Czech Republic ~Prague - Old Town Astronomical Clock ~

...An amazing piece of working history and great symbol of the city...sent by nephew Ben when he was in Tabor to support the Belgian riders at the WK Cyclo-cross 2015... Bedankt Ben!!





The Prague astronomical clock, is a medieval clock located in  the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.

The clock was  made of 3 main sections:
1. The astronomical dial represents the position of the sun and moon, displaying astrological details.
2. The “Walk of the Apostles” shows figures of the apostles and a figure of death striking time.
3. the Calendar Dial, added in 1490, is made with 12 medallions – the signs of the zodiac, added by Josef Manes in 1865 – to represent the months.

The moving statues and apostles were added in the 17th century after major repair in 1865 – 1866.







© Dimart
Stamp:
The Beauty of Flowers - Tulip
(Issued 15-09-2010)

3 comments:

  1. Oh, how I would love to see that in person.

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  2. Postcards from Czechy are very nice. I like them a lot!:)

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