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Astronomical Clock


:iconupdateplz: Aug 2, 2012

Old Town Tower with Orloj:



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:below::below: Original from November 21, 2010 :below::below:

Prague astronomical clock (Orloj) is the most famous monuments, you will find in any guides, so only few words.:

Orloj is located on the Old Town Hall Tower and comes from 1410.
Every hour "come alive", and this show watch hundreds of tourists (who are robbed by pickpockets in the meantime.)

At the top is placed a gold rooster. Rooster crows at the beginning and end of the performance.

Two blue windows under a rooster opens and gradually appear here Apostles.
Between the windows you can see the bust of an angel.

Under angel is astrolabe, where you can be read different times, astronomical cycles, the position of the sun, moon, and the stage of moon etc.
Statues on the left (Vanity and Jew) and right (Skeleton and Turk) side are moving , for example: a skeleton (representing death) ringing with the bell etc.

Under the astrolabe is another round - the calendar plate. It dates from 1865, by Josef Manes, includes symbols of the zodiac, months, and the emblem of Old Town. It shows the current month, day, and the holidays of Christian calendar. Statues at the bottom are static.

The astronomical clock was repeatedly repaired, modified and improved.
The last correction comes from the year 1947, after the Second WW was very destroyed.

The clock is on the UNESCO list, and has its own fan club on Facebook.


Prague - Old Town Square, Czech republic


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Full info you can found here: [link]
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:iconoliver-young:
OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Prag , there I studied for Orchestra conducting
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
:thumbsup: :)
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Mayaflame13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
I saw a similar one in Italy 
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
:thumbsup:
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Cloudcuckooman Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Simply fantastic.
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:iconpast1978:
PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
:thumbsup:
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Tardis63 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
a great big clock
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:iconpast1978:
PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
:)
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:iconansdesign:
ansdesign Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
A wonderful architectural capture! :clap:
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:iconpast1978:
PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
:woohoo::iconthanksplz:
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ScraNo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
It is mainly an astrological clock - which was in Renaissance times more or less identical with astronomy.
Another one is at Strassbourg Munster Cathedral.
And here, Esslingen City Hall - my neighbourhood.

Astronomical clock Esslingen Rathaus by ScraNo  Rathaus by ScraNo

It has two dials - hours, minute and quarters of the moon. Astrological moon & sun degrees, lunar mansions and moon's nodes.
Musical chimes on top in the turret - an eagle which flaps its wings, Justitia and Temperantia, watching allegorical figures of the days: Luna to Saturn.
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
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FUTRPilotFilms Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Is this real or a photo manipulation? Like, is this really how the tower looks?
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
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Patosaurio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Simply amazing. 
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
:)
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RomancesSansParoles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beyond beautiful! I always wanted to see Prague! 
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
 Prague is beautiful. :) :iconthanksplz:
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RomancesSansParoles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! It is indeed very beautiful! :heart:
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
:w00t:
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an extraordinary clock display. Very beautiful and intricate. :faint:
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
:woohoo:
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
really nice B/W /color composition :clap:
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:):iconthankyoububble:
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:) :iconyourewelcomebubble:
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work again
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:iconpast1978:
PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:):iconthanksplz:
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:)
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice perspective
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Artist
thats really cool *__*
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Artist
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I've been there too! But your photos are awesome superior obviously!! Only one question, I have to do a little story about Praha, can I use a small resolution version of a photo of yours?? (with all the credits of course) If you don't like there is not need, doesn't matter :)

Greetings!
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:iconthankyousignplz: :)
This is one of the most visited monuments in Prague. I think this saw every tourist. No problem, download and use it.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, i know, I also enjoyed the one of Olomouc with the differents meanings and symbolisms (although communist symbolist but anyway it is still beautiful). Thank you and hope you have a great summer
Greetings :sun:
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
In Olomouc is also a astronomical clock, but smaller.
By the way I never was in Olomouc. :shrug: :D
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Joe-Lynn-Design Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
That's amazing! :wow: Thanks for sharing! :D
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:D:iconthanksplz:
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leonardogavinci Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i miss this place soo much! i remeber buying ice cream near this cock every time we visited this. :iconadorableplz:
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PaSt1978 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
:iconicecream: :D
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