Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Prague Orloj

This weeks theme gave me a chance to feature this lovely clock,
 which I photographed on two separate visits to Prague.
 Prague Orloj 
or
Prague Astronomical Clock 
The clock was first installed in 1410,
 making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world 
and the oldest one still working!
Mounted on a card backing is a black and white print
I took in 2002
the top colour print which is raised was taken in 2006 
On October 9, 2010, the Clock's 600th anniversary was celebrated with a light show
 on the face of the clock tower.
You can read all about the clock and its history here

15 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous photo and what a great idea using it for the tag this week - a great keepsake for your holiday memories.
    Thank you also for the link to information about the clock - I shall be reading up on it later!

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  2. Great photo! Really impressive!

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  3. What a fantastic idea for your tag Yvonne. Very interesting too and brilliant that you have actually seen this for real - twice! :0) x

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  4. Great tag, love the layers! Valerie

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  5. This is a brilliant idea, absolutely love it! x

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  6. An amazing clock, thank you for sharing its history with us, love the layers, very clever, Jane xx

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  7. Wow, that is a breathtakingly gorgeous clock, it must have been a wonderful experience seeing that in real life.

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  8. Very clever how you've layered the photos - great effect. Annie :)

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  9. Hi Yvonne - Great idea to use the black and white photo with the colour one. I bet that took a while to match up as they were taken at different times. I love all the layers and that your tag is so personal.

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  10. Wow! Gorgeous tag, Yvonne! The Prague Orloj makes a great subject. Thanks for the information about it and the lovely photos.
    Jane x

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  11. Love the way you have combined the two photos - really unusual. Carolyn x

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  12. That is major cool - what a wonderful picture and thanks for the link to find out more - well done

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  13. Great photo, and love the tag! Such a great idea and beautiful tag. Thanks for the link
    Hugs,
    Ivy

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  14. This clock is impressive and works so well on your fabulous tag.

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  15. Beautiful tag... May x x

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