Friday, May 8, 2009

It's four-fifteen, honest.

Yes, it's four-fifteen, not three-twenty, as it might appear. This clock is on a tower on the fortress overlooking the Danube in Novi Sad, a city about 70 kms from Belgrade. The builders decided it was more important for passing ships to know the hour, not the minutes, so they made the long hand the hour hand. See the full view of the same clock here .

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13 comments:

marley said...

Well, that is just plain confusing! lol! Great skywatch.

Bob Crowe said...

Holy bleep, this is fabulous composition, so fresh and original. The evanescent cloud is mocking the self-proclaimed preciseness to time in a concrete clock tower.

Cristóbal said...

Confusing, but original.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The story, the clouds, the black and white of the clock all come together to make this post simply fabulous!!!

uberrhund said...

Beautiful Composition with the stark clock face against the very blue sky.
What a confusing time piece for all of us landlubbers!

J Bar said...

Interesting perspective. Great clock tower.
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Marie Reed said...

This is FABULOUS!

B Squared said...

Perfect contrast.

MuseSwings said...

Great shot with the cloud just passing time.

I LOVE your composition in blue earlier this week!

prkl said...

Great shot. Interesting story as well. Tourists must be confused. Happy SWF!

Tash said...

Marvellous photograph.

Babooshka said...

Very striking. Had net issues this end. Confusing it might be but it's such a powerful image with that marvellous composition.

Pyzahn said...

Those wacky builders. But I love the wispy cloud against that blue, blue sky.