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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK (ORLOJ), PRAQUE (part 2)

This is a very famous Astronomical Clock, situated
at Prague,
Czech Republic, Eastern Europe.
(600 years old)



The Astronomical clock
(Orloj) is one of Prague's most
beautiful attractions. Every hour , there will be a big crowd
of tourists who look amazed at the change of the hour and
the blessing of the Apostles.

Every Hour, the window of the clock will open and we
can see the 12 Apostles rotate one by one. It was said
that the End is near, therefore they give blessings.



There are also four figures at the clock dial, symbols

of the
Prague medieval society. These represent four
things that were despised at the time of the clock's
making. First, left side is Vanity admiring himself
in a mirror
. Next, a Miser holding a bag of gold
represents greed or usury.

Across the clock stands Death, a skeleton that
strikes the time upon the hour (ringing his bell).
Finally, the Infidel Turk wears the Turban
shaking
his head.



Once finished, the rooster will crow to mark everything
is fine (not end time yet)! but it means time is up
(the end time) for the
4 figures above. yay!
Hundreds of tourist clapped hands with joy...
It is indeed interesting to see hundreds of
tourists gathered there every hour to witness this
clock with amazement.





I just wonder whether the rooster will stop crowing on
21/12/2012
as the movie 2012 presumed on that
particular date, it will be the end of the world!

There will be more fact and history about this
Astronomical Clock, how the maker was blinded,
in Part 1.
http://multiply-88.blogspot.com/2009/07/astronomical-clock-prague-part-2.html

9 comments:

Jemsen said...

Very Interesting Fact!!
Can't Wait For The Next Part!!!
=D

Family of Four said...

Never knew it ever existed.

Great tourist attraction by the looks of the crowd.

I am really a katak di bawah tempurong!

Mummy Gwen said...

wow..That's an amazing piece of work! I never knew about this too.

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naqiubex said...

The skull looks cool...
Might be frightening at night..

Of Tr@vels, 3nvironment and bl@bl@bl@ said...

wow..this is very interesting and oh well..the movie 2012 trailer is quite scary in my opinion...another Noah's Ark?..hehe

little prince's mummy said...

Very ancient clock!

Independent Queen said...

I wish someday I will visit Prague..