Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Many devices has been invented to measure Time. The study of these devices is called Horology, the art or science of measuring time, a few examples being Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, timers, time recorders and atomic clocks.

Here are a few i found ……

A sundial is a device that measures time by using a light spot or shadow cast by the position of the Sun on a reference scale. As the earth turns on its polar axis, the sun appears to cross the sky from east to west, rising at sun-rise from beneath the horizon to a zenith at mid-day and falling again behind the horizon at sunset. Both the azimuth (direction) and the altitude (height) can be used to create time measuring devices. Sundials have been invented independently in all major cultures and become more accurate and sophisticated as the culture developed
Sun Dial
Chirk Castle located at Chirk, Wrexham, Wales UK. The castle was built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, uncle of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March as part of King Edward I’s chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. The castle was bought by Thomas Myddelton in 1595 for £5,000 (approx. £11 million as of 2008)
st michael church
St. Michael’s church Betws yn Rhos nortt Wales UK was mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254, as being part of the parish of Abergele. The old church was demolished in 1838; and the foundation stone of the present building was laid on 19 July 1838
Antique Pocket Watch
Thomas Russell & Son pocket watch -Makers to the Queen. Signed enamel dial, Outer Railway Track with roman Numerals, Hour and Minute hands including sub second hand. Thomas Russell is first listed as a watch manufacturer in 1848 and he had premises at 20 Slater Street, Liverpool, UK
Turning Back Time
when time stood still
Days Gone By
victorian study
Servants Quarters
Servants quarters are those parts of a building, traditionally in a private house, which contain the domestic offices and staff accommodation. From the late 17th century until the late 19th/early 20th century they were a common feature in many large houses. Sometimes they are an integral part of a smaller house – in the basements and attics, especially in a town house, while in larger houses they are often a purpose-built adjacent wing or block. In architectural descriptions and guide books of stately homes the servants’ quarters are frequently overlooked, yet they form an important piece of social history, often as interesting as the principal part of the house itself.
Hall of Shadows
Victorian hall
Victorian Cottage
Victorian fire range in a Working Class cottage
Red Square Malacca
Christ Church built in 1753 an Anglican church in the Dutch Square of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia. The church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet by 42 feet. The ceiling rises to 40 feet and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships
Twin Towers
The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin building in the world Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Completed 1 April 1994
London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side


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