torstai 14. huhtikuuta 2016

Prague Astronomical Clock


 The Prague astronomical clock is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, 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 operating.

The four figures flanking the clock are set in motion at the hour, these represent four things that were despised at the time of the clock's making. Vanity, represented by a figure admiring himself in a mirror. Next, the miser holding a bag of gold represents greed or usury. Across the clock stands Death, a skeleton that strikes the time upon the hour. Finally there is a figure representing lust and earthly pleasures. On the hour, the skeleton rings the bell and immediately all other figures shake their heads, side to side, signifying their unreadiness "to go."
There is also a presentation of statues of the Apostles at the doorways above the clock, with all twelve presented every hour. Wikipedia

Raatihuoneen seinässä on yksi Prahan suosituimmista nähtävyyksistä, astronominen kello. Sen rakensivat vuonna 1410 kellosepät Jan Sindel ja Mikulas Kadanilainen. Kello kertoo ajan lisäksi mm. auringon ja kuun sijainnin. Tasatunnein 12 apostolia vaeltaa kellossa olevan luukun aukosta ja kuolemaa kuvaava luuranko soittaa kelloa ja kääntää tiimalasin alassuin. Lopuksi kukko heiluttaa siipiään ja kiekaisee ylimmässä syvennyksessä luukkujen sulkeutuessa. Wikipedia

Distance: 1,533 km
Travel time: 333 days
From Marketa in Pilsen, Czech Republic

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