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St. Paul's Clock

I'm not sure why St. Paul needs a clock in London, since he's somewhere out in timeless Eternity.  But there it is (a close-up from yesterday, in sepia) on the west end of his cathedral in London.  He must have known I am a helpless Clockaholic!

Tomorrow I'll take you inside.

I take the train from Hannover to Amsterdam today to join Donica before we head back to Atlanta on Friday.  Did I ever tell you that I LOVE the European trains!



St. Paul's Clock

I'm not sure why St. Paul needs a clock in London, since he's somewhere out in timeless Eternity.  But there it is (a close-up from yesterday, in sepia) on the west end of his cathedral in London.  He must have known I am a helpless Clockaholic!

Tomorrow I'll take you inside.

I take the train from Hannover to Amsterdam today to join Donica before we head back to Atlanta on Friday.  Did I ever tell you that I LOVE the European trains!



comments (26)

Clocks are beautiful and make great photographic subjects, don't they? The detail on this clock is wonderful. Nice photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Red Pen. I happen to be addicted to outside clocks, so YES. They make a great subject for photos. smile
  • jelb
  • France
  • 7 Mar 2007, 00:27
Bonjour,
Well done shot! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jelb.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 7 Mar 2007, 00:44
Ah, such gablets, gadroons and garretts! (just throwing around my "g" architectural terms.) Seriously, it's even more beautiful in the details, and the clock is worthy of you.
Ginnie Hart: Call ME impressed with your architectual terms, Ruth. How fun. smile And thanks for your kind words!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 7 Mar 2007, 00:45
Oh, and I can't wait to hear about Amsterdam, etc. Travel well! Enjoy the trains!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth, again. I'm here safe-n-sound after a lovely, relaxing trip (4-1/2 hours). Lots of reading and a bit of Sudoku. smile
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 7 Mar 2007, 00:53
Wonderful details here Ginnie, and incredibly cleverly cropped too with everything finishing ending at the edges of the picture.

Clocks? I thought they put them high up on churches so people could see them, in the days before everybody had a clock of their own. That's when churches were the tallest buildings, doesn't work quite so well these days.

Have a safe journey to Amsterdam.
Ginnie Hart: As always, Ellie, your words are so kind and sweet. Thank you.

I'm quite sure you're right about the purpose of those clocks, at least initially. But deep down I know he did it for me. smile

I'm here safe-n-sound in Amsterdam. Thanks.
  • dotun
  • 7 Mar 2007, 01:05
Even looks more interesting close up, well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dotun.
The detail on this is great, Ginnie! I looked up the history of this building because I had forgotten most of it. Interestingly, after the design was approved by the curch, when Wren received the commission to build it, the King added a clause allowing Wren to make ornamental changes at will as long as they don't change anything essential. Consequently the church you saw bears little resemblance to what the church wanted. smile Sorry for rambling on about your post!
Ginnie Hart: You can ramble any time you want, Sir Martin. I love it! And thanks.
Nice Shot Ginnie. I'm waiting to see a long exposure shot of a clock from you, just to see the seconds hand dragging tongue
Ginnie Hart: That'll be the day, Thomas, and you'll be the first to see it, I'm sure. smile Thanks for your kind comment.
I can't wait! In the meantime, thanks for this closeup; I hadn't noticed all the details in yesterday's photo.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you're liking this, Samira, and I certainly hope you'll be delighted by tomorrow's pic. smile
I can't tell when you took this shot, not enough light to tell smile that's a very nice angle !!! Have fun in Amsterdam
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll have to watch out for you, Dafredo, so that you never pull the wool over my eyes!

It'll be a short stint in Amsterdam this time--mostly business. Don't even see this as a pic-taking time, though maybe I'll sneak in a few.
The detail on some of the old buildings in London is amazing ... This is a great photo !!!!
Ginnie Hart: Our pics together could tell quite a similar story, Shakara! It's been fun to compare. smile
Very nice detail on the clock, like the sepia as well.
Always looking up smile
Ginnie Hart: That's right, Magnus. Keep looking up! smile Thanks for your comment.
veru nice one in sepia.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chantal.
A wonderful piece of architecture... I vae visited here for I wanted to see Lawrence Of Arabia funeral stone... (I'm not sure it's correct !)... I like London a lot. There's a specific atmosphere walking down the streets, in search of place where you can drink expresso coffees... (too scarce)... I'm too talkative today... sorry about it Ginnie !! smile Great picture, I like the angle.
Ginnie Hart: Don't ever apologize for being "too talkative" to me, Florence, because that's impossible to be with me. smile

Don't know anything about the Lawrence of Arabia stone, so that's a new one for me. Thanks for the tip.
Great detail in this shot and it works well in sepia.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie. You're a sweetheart.
  • Louis
  • 7 Mar 2007, 12:55
Interesting, they even have 60 mins in the hour in the UK. Amazing the similarities we have with them.

What can I say but this is an excellent picture.
Ginnie Hart: I knew you would notice that, Louis!!!

You're a sweetheart, as always.
Hope you have a fun trip! I love European trains too.. Do I hear you taking photos as I type! ;-)

That clock puts the photo of the Bern clock in my head. It's beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Don't know if there will be much time for pics this trip since I'm here more for "business." But you'll be one of the first to know, of course. smile

I know you love your own Bern clock!
It's almost like you're on a European road trip proir to your first semister at college. The sepia works really well here. Can't wait for tomorrow.
Ginnie Hart: Now that's a good comparison, Johnny. I like that! And thanks, as always, for your kind comment.
Great tone of colour, and you have got a lot of beautiful details. The white sky works really well with this subject smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a real sweetheart, Aksel. Thanks.
  • Mia
  • Americana
  • 7 Mar 2007, 18:40
Terrific details Ginnie. The architecture IS to be admired really.
Ginnie Hart: There's just something about old architecture that captures my imagination! Thanks, Mia.
totally awesome again...cant wait to see the inside...
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Sam. I think you'll really like tomorrow's. smile I'm guessing it's why the cathedral is rated so highly!
Very good work Ginnie. Great !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. That means a lot.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 7 Mar 2007, 21:13
Stunningly sharp, (great camera), stacks of detail, (great architect), well seen and beautifully executed (great photographer).

A very worthy post Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It you had written another word, Chunter, my head would have burst! I am deeply humbled.
Beautiful! I love this kind of architecture. The earlier people used to pay so much attention to the minute details, it's amazing. I like the way the person on the right is looking up to check the time smile
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree with you, Kedar. That's why I love the European architecture so much. I'm guessing I'd say the same thing about YOUR country!
  • Julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 10 Mar 2007, 08:29
I like the angle you've used here. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia. smile
Like this one very much Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir Zeb.

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