Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Prague Orloj [Zooomr]

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Zooomr Portals are now up. It looks like Kristopher had a long night. Click through to see a portalized Prague Orloj, the astronomical clock in Prague, Czech Republic.

Update: After clicking through, mouse over the image to see the Portals!

Update 2: Bummer. It looks like the Portals don't work correctly for some Internet Explorer users. Try using Firefox for maximum coolness.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Robert Robus said...

I, Robert Robus, opine that that is a magniloquentitious clock and edifice.

Tue Aug 22, 08:57:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Prague last summer and saw this clock too. Unfortunately, it was under construction so you had to crane your neck to have a look at it from under the construction materials. Lucky you!

Tue Aug 22, 09:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mariesaintmichel said...

Everytime I look at Prague Orloj, I think about those fantastic ancestors we have, who bulit something most people wouldn't be able to build nowadays, and I understand that evolution is far from being a straight line... Thanks so much for the beautiful photograph and link!

Tue Aug 22, 09:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

Beautiful photo!! :)

And, hey, ya learn something new everyday, huh? I sooo thought that the Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich was the only one of its kind when I saw it for the first time several years ago.

But, I guess it turns out that it's the most well-known glockenspeil, not the only one. The glock in this photo, the Prague Orloj, counts too.

Who woulda thunk it?

Tue Aug 22, 04:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Nabeel said...

this is an awesome picture .. are these clocks .. the clock towers with 3 diff. clocks .. awesome ..

Tue Aug 22, 08:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger brad77 said...

Thanks, Nabeel. It is a clock; an astrological clock. Check out Wikipedia's entry here. To be honest with you, I sat and stared at it for about 20 minutes and couldn't figure it out in the least. That's probably why they mounted a proper clock at the top of the tower (seen here).

Is the Orloj a glock, Stolie? I'm not sure. It doesn't play music, but does put on a show every hour. The only thing heard is the bell at the top of the clocktower ("rang" by the skeleton to the right of the upper dial).

Tue Aug 22, 11:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Deborah said...

Aw! This brings back memories of when I went to Prague last March. Good times...

Tue Aug 22, 11:52:00 PM PDT  

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