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    • Самые древние городские часы

      Самые древние, дошедшие до наших дней городские часы без циферблата датируются 1386 годом и до сих пор продолжают работать. Они находятся на английском соборе в Солсбери.

      В 18-ом столетии колокольня, в которой первоначально находились часы, была снесена, а часовой механизм переместили в центральную башню собора. В 1884 г. в соборе установили новые часы, а о старых забыли.
      Часы были обнаружены в 1929 г. на одном из чердаков собора, и были охарактеризованы как "неопрятная груда барахла". Но в конечном счете их историческая ценность была осознана. Их демонстрировали в северном трансепте собора,
      а в 1956 г. отреставрировали. К тому времени они в течение 498 лет служили горожанам и «протикали» более 500 млн. раз.

      Источник: http://www.minsk-old-new.com/minsk-2989.htm http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:ZaU-G8KV-OMJ:community.livejournal.com/gorod_chasov/tag/Вел икобритания+часы+СЃРѕР±РѕСЂ+СЃРѕР» сбери&hl=de&ct=clnk&cd=1

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    • News "In Moscow, began to collect the biggest on the planet clock"

      In the "Children's World" at the Lubyanka began collecting the world's largest clock mechanism: it weighs 5 tons, is made of gold, aluminum and steel, and its size is 6 to 7 meters. The dials of this magnitude on the planet exist - for example, the clock in London Big Ben turn in a circle with a diameter of 7 meters. But the length of some of the details, including the 13-meter pendulum, new engineering masterpiece is unique. See mechanism made Petersburg watch factory "Rocket", succeed in February - when the Central Children's Store will be open for visitors.

      From the source: http://www.timeout.ru/msk/feature/439651

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    • Did you know that ...

      May 21, 2014 issued two stamps out "joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Swiss Confederation. Architecture. Clock tower. " Release timed to the 200th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states. On postage stamps depict: the clock tower Zytglogge in Bern, the mechanism designed by Caspar Brunner and clock located on the building of the Kazan station in Moscow, established by architect Shchusev.

      Zytglogge - clock tower of medieval origin with the astronomical clock in the historical part of Bern, built between 1218 and 1220 as a defensive tower on the west end of the central city street. Her striking clock is the official determinant of the exact time for the city.

      Kazansky railway station in Moscow is considered to be an outstanding creation of domestic architecture. A special place on the station building was given clock tower, whose design architect AVShusev developed personally. And he drew his own zodiac sign for a large blue dial.

      Source: http://philatelic-shop.com/?page_id=5820


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    • Come to think!

      On the calendar in July and I guess you have had time to rest from the school. I suggest a bit of thought and solve the puzzle. And it's about the city clock!

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    • City Clock

      A few facts about watches, most-...

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    • Allegory of Time

      Painting by Tiziano Vecellio (Tiziano Veccellio). «Allegory of Time." 1565. National Gallery, London, oil on canvas.

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    • Meditation on

      Nikolai Trofimenko

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