Photo challenge: clocks and perspective

Voting for the June 2017 Commons photo challenge is finished. The subjects for June were clocks on public buildings and clock towers, and vanishing point. Here are the top photos, along with some bonus photos of some interesting clock types that didn’t make the final cut: astronomical clocks, sun clocks, and train station clocks.

The top three clocks were: a clock inside the entrance of the old Schappe mill in Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey, France, a reproduction of silent film actor Harold Lloyd hanging on the clock on the side of the InterContinental Hotel in Vienna in the 1923 movie Safety Last!, and a clock by the main entrance gate of the former Nordwolle wool mills in Delmenhorst, Germany.


The top three vanishing point photos were 1) Malostranská station on line A, Prague Metro, Capuchin friars arcades: sequence of 143 arches built in Comacchio in 1647-Ferrara (Italy), and Cathedral Paderborn, Germany.


Bonus clocks

Astronomical clocks: Zytglogge tower in Bern , Switzerland (clock 15th-century), and the Horologe at Old Town Hall in Prague (1410)

Sun clocks: Beijing Normal University, Dönhoff Chapel at Jasna Górabasi basilica in Częstochowa, Poland (1676), Locronan in Brittany, France, (1560),  and the walled city of Saint-Malo, inscription “De votre vie et du soleil, je mesure la marche.” (Of your life and of the sun, I measure the passage).

Train clocks: Gare de Paris-Est (Paris east train station), and Musée d’Orsay, formerly a train station in Paris, France. Buildings on the other side of the Seine are visible through the clock.



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