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Swiss Time


With a diameter of 8.7 m (28 ft), this clockface is the world's largest.
It's on St. Peter's Kirche
in Zürich, Switzerland.

You know me and clock towers!!!

[We arrived home in Atlanta yesterday.]


Swiss Time


With a diameter of 8.7 m (28 ft), this clockface is the world's largest.
It's on St. Peter's Kirche
in Zürich, Switzerland.

You know me and clock towers!!!

[We arrived home in Atlanta yesterday.]


comments (64)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 00:33
Stunning night image. Love the color and quality of light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marcie. We had no sun during the days but at least the nights were clear enough for photos.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Nov 2008, 01:51
Very impressive night shot, Ginnie. That's a big timepiece.
Ginnie Hart: It apparently doesn't get much bigger than this, Ray. smile
How many ages of this tower, Ginnie? // The photograph that was good with tone that was beautiful // Perfect Compisition // Regard from Yogyakarta Indonesia //
Ginnie Hart: I don't know for sure how old the tower is...but it's old, Bram. Much older than the churches we have in the States, for sure.
Fantastic lighting. Really captures the eye.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Caryn, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 04:07
28ft?! that definitely is massive.. excellent night capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: It still amazes me, Rian, to realize I saw the largest clockface in the world. That's big!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 04:07
That building is majestic as well as well lit. I really like it.
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely as big as life itself, Kanyi.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 04:15
I love clocks anywheresmile Clocks and watches have always been a favorite for me. I can see three clocks where I'm sitting in my house right now...well, four if I count your image...lol...

Incredibly beautiful night capture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love clocks, too, Sherri. We'll both on the same page. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Nov 2008, 04:45
Hemels....Heaven...
Fabulous night shot, this must have been so soulful to you...erm...and you will never loose track of time....
I know what you have been going through to find a suitable 'tripod' that makes it even more special.
..........erm...is that the full moon out (hardly visible)...left sight of th3 tower, I know we had full moon when you were here in my timezone....
This is postcard quality.
Ginnie Hart: Hemels indeed, Astrid. If anyone loses track of time in Zurich, shame on them! There were clocks EVERYWHERE. This just happened to be the largest! I have no idea if that's the full moon behind those clouds (good eye!). I don't think so but you never know. Maybe. Thanks for your kind woorden....
  • FLOOG
  • The library of my contented soul
  • 17 Nov 2008, 04:58
Simply stunning, Ginnie. Perfection of lightt and composition, a joy to the eye smile
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Paul. It was so photogenic. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Nov 2008, 06:25
Yes, I know your passion for clocks- a beautifully lightened one- wonderful lines of the spire and a warm-brown toning allover- "richtig gemütlich" and "gezellig" in the "Weinstübli" of the town!
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love to see what we're attracted to, Philine, when it comes to photography. We can almost pick the photographer by the image shot, can't we. smile Thanks.
quelle beauté dans la simplicité
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear O-P! Merci.
  • Alix
  • Australia
  • 17 Nov 2008, 07:02
Wow, I think that the lighting on clock tower is perfect in my opinion.

The first thing I said is cool!!!.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. That's so sweet, Alix. Thank you kindly.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands UK
  • 17 Nov 2008, 07:28
Ginnie this is one hell of a shot the clarity and the detail are outstanding.
Time fly's by when your having fun Musketeertongue
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Tracy...time does fly! Can you believe 2008 is almost gone and that it was almost a year ago when I actually met you!!! It's TIME again! smile
Ahahah! You are already enjoying Switzerland! How good! I like your photography, Ginnie. The cut of the tower on the sky has called me much the attention!
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, José Angel! Gracias.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2008, 08:27
A little large for a wrist watch then ;o)

Looks really good glowing against the night sky. The way the roof line and far gable end have caught the light certainly gives the image a nice depth too.
Ginnie Hart: Definitely too large to wear, Mike, but you'd never have an excuse for being late. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Nov 2008, 08:39
Stunning night shot of a beautiful church. Well captured!
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely a church not to be forgotten, Frida! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2008, 08:55
The quality of the light on the steeple silhouetted against the night sky is stunning. I presume, then, that this clock is even bigger than Big Ben!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Bigger than Big Ben, Inrid, by 5 feet in diameter. Wow. I just got my education. smile
This is very striking Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Chris.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 17 Nov 2008, 10:03
I bet you have looooved your Swiss TYour ! I love that country myself ! This is a beautiful night picture, I can see you are an expert in clock towers ! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: It was my first Swiss tour, Namaki, and I loved it. I'm still pinching myself! smile And yes, I LOVE clock towers.
beautiful night shot... great one
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your kind words, Chantal.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Nov 2008, 11:26
That is very large good night photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Vintage. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 17 Nov 2008, 12:17
wonderful night shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 14:15
Wonderful contrast!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. It all spoke for itself. smile
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 14:16
Nice work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Travis. I appreciate it.
  • david
  • uk
  • 17 Nov 2008, 14:38
wow...that's some clock! excellent night shot.
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely some clock, David. smile Thanks.
What makes this for me are the lights in the buildings below they somehow balance the picture for me. This is a lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for mentioning the lights below, Bill. They kinda gave this clockface a context for me.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 17 Nov 2008, 14:41
Ginnie, that's for me a perfect nightshot ... like it very much
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Klaus. That means a lot.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2008, 14:52
Beautiful picture Ginnie. What a massive clock it is. I'll bet it can be seen clearly from a long way away
Ginnie Hart: And no one can ever have any excuse about being late, for sure, Ellie! smile
Nice night shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Bernie!
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location
  • 17 Nov 2008, 15:20
Switzerland is such a clean and tidy place, Ginnie. This is charming.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Chad...at least for what I saw, in Zurich and in Basel! I'll never forget them both.
Ginnie, I've got to put my hands up to you this is very striking and will survive the test of time.

richard
Ginnie Hart: That means a lot, dear Richard. Thank you so much.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Nov 2008, 17:04
I was so under the impression that I have blogged this clock tower last year, but no I haven't. I have taken some pictures in daylight as you climb the hill towards the tower. Anyhow, as I was looking at the clock back in May 2007 I was thinking how you would enjoy the sight. And now you have done so.

Excellent night shot.
Ginnie Hart: I find great comfort in the thought that you and I have seen many of the same things in the world, Louis. smile
I love how you chose to present this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jennie. Thanks.
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Nov 2008, 18:38
Wow...what a great picture. How the clockface shows up this light is very cool.

btw..like the framing of this one to
Ginnie Hart: Some pieces of architecture really know how to strut their stuff, Ilger. smile Thanks.
Wonderful night shot Ginnie. The lighting is exceptional!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 17 Nov 2008, 19:20
impressive shot Ginnie! the lighting is perfect. smile
Ginnie Hart: I felt very lucky that night, Claire! Thanks.
I thought it was a bottle of wine on the thumbnail Ginnie, but it's not, it's a really good photo of a wonderfully lit and designed clock tower.
Ginnie Hart: I'll drink to that, Brian. grin
Perfect sharp, nicely composed night architecture shot.
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to take, Miro. It begs to be photographed!
I can only repeat everybody else, excellent image with great lighting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
So you had a great time there didn't you? Love the composition and the light in this one. Good night Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: It was a time I'll never forget, Albert! Definitely!
  • Donica
  • Atlanta...until Thanksgiving
  • 17 Nov 2008, 22:56
This turned out even better than I thought....GREAT JOB!!!

What happened to my honorable mention as creative assistant....on the makeshift tripod we created out of the contents of my purse????

Fabulous night shot!!
Ginnie Hart: Well...yes, you deserve much of the praise for this shot, for sure, Donica. You were so patient and helpful, figuring out how to construct a tripod for this. Thank you! And I see you're now counting the days till our next trip. smile
Love the way you have caught the tower in the light. I like the balance of the light....I find it difficult not to burn out some of the external light in these night shots...this is very nicely done smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aksel. I know what you mean about that "external" light. I had to delete some images because of it.
Seems like today is the day of largest. Just now I saw the picture of Buland Darwaza-the largest gateway in the world and now this and where else in the world can you expect to find this if not Switzerland? I love the way it is lit.
Ginnie Hart: Everyone wants to be the biggest and the best, Navin. Must be human nature??? I guess Zurich in particular would want to be the best at some things...like holding the most money in the world!!! smile
  • BoB
  • Italy
  • 18 Nov 2008, 10:06
great illumination on tower, beautiful compo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Luca!
  • Fotografa
  • London, not too far off from Big Ben
  • 18 Nov 2008, 10:42
Bigger than Big Ben?!! Uh! I bet it doesn't chime as well as Big Ben smilesmile

Lovely composition and capture, Noice one.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I never once heard it chime, Fotografa, but the church next to it chimed all the time. smile
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2008, 13:17
Beautiful church and great lighting in this shot. The clockface is really impressive.
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Carsten, as you know. smile
Excellent night time shot Ginnie, perfect exposure and composition. Love the design and details of this clock. Didn't know it was the world's largest, thanks for the background.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your support, John, since you're the master!
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2008, 16:45
Nice night capture. The lights are impressive. What is it about you and clock towers? Did I miss anything? smile
I've recently been to Switzerland but only to Basel and Lausanne. Haven't reached Zürich yet. Maybe next time.
Ginnie Hart: My next post (Monday) will be from Basel, Cliff, where we were for a day last week. It's a beautiful city. Man! What a Rathaus, right?? I don't know what it is about clocktowers but I sure do love them. Actually, I collect them. smile
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2008, 19:53
liking the crispness of this night capture...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sam.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2008, 23:26
Beautiful! Do they let you up inside?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Martie. Can you believe that I never once checked!! sad But I DID climb up the higher tower across the river...the Grossmünster.
Ginnie, this is a really special shot!
I really like this:p
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Kavita. smile
Isn't there an extremely big one on the New Jersey bank across NY City?
Ginnie Hart: I just saw a photo of the clock and then Googled it, Wim, and you're right...it's 50 ft. in diameter. But it's not sitting on a building, so I guess that's the difference??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colgate_Clock_(New_Jersey)
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2008, 00:40
Yikes! You'd have no excuse for being late in that town. grin
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Red Pen. That's what I said!
  • POV
  • Germany
  • 20 Nov 2008, 06:56
Good work on a hight quality.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, POV, for stopping by and commenting again.
plus de photos? snif
Ginnie Hart: HA! You tickle me, O-P. I wish I had time to post every day, because heaven knows I have enough photos to last into eternity. Snif, indeed. smile
  • mary
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2008, 01:58
Absolutely stunning, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Mary.
  • zohre
  • uae
  • 22 Nov 2008, 07:22
Stunning night image.smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre.
I know and I'm very fond of your clock tower's serie !
Ginnie Hart: I guess we all have our "thing," Zeb. smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2008, 17:20
Very well done, Ginnie! It looks like a beacon in the dark.
Ginnie Hart: It IS a beacon in the dark, Martin, indeed. Thanks.
Now that`s what I call a `time piece`! Wonderful! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Roz! Exactly. smile
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2008, 00:31
This is a very beautiful shot of the tower.
Ginnie Hart: Don't know how I missed this, Brian, but thank you most kindly!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 1 Dec 2008, 19:54
Wow! No wonder they're always on time grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Lina. Exactly. grin
Stunning Shot Ginnie. Perfect - clock towers seem to made just for you smile
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Thomas! smile
The church seems to be floating in the air, fantastic lighting!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Henry, for stopping by and commenting here.

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