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HAPPY NEW YEAR

The clock is often used as a symbol for the end of a year.

10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR.

No fireworks this year. No toast with a glass of champagne in hand with all our loved ones and/or neighbours.

We are all eagerly awaiting the moment when we can close this terrible year 2020, which we would rather have skipped.

As a symbol of the passage of time, three photos of astronomical clocks that I was able to take this summer. Each from every country we visited.

Best Wishes for you and yours for a Happy and Better New Year: 2021

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Prague astronomical clock.
The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating. The clock is attached to the south wall of the Old Town Hall on the Old Town Square in the Old Town of Prague

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Astronomical clock at the westside of the tower of The Old Town Hall in Leipzig
The Old Town Hall is considered one of the most important German profane buildings of the Renaissance.

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Astronomical clock in St. Mary's Church, Rostock.
The monumental astronomical clock is located in the ambulatory and fills the entire space between the pillars behind the high altar. It is the oldest Hanseatic type and the only one whose medieval clockwork still works.

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