Posted on March 14, 2018
This doorway carved into the sandstone of the Nabatean city of Petra, in modern-day Jordan, is over 2,000 years old, so it’s little wonder that it is showing the effects of time.
Posted on September 19, 2016
This photograph was taken – as you can see – on New Year’s Day 2012, in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It shows the date on both the Gregorian and Islamic (Hijri) calendars, as well as the names, in Arabic, of the five daily prayers (the display alternates with the time that the prayers are to be said on that specific day).
Posted on May 27, 2016
An open topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week gives me an excuse to post this image.
It was taken in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, which is housed in a former mainline railway station. This is the inside of the clock tower. I was praying that everybody else would get out of the shot before this gentleman decided to move on and spoil the composition.
This is what it looks like from the outside:
Posted on February 6, 2016
Not the most ‘out-of-the-box’ take on this week’s theme of Time for sure, but an interesting and unusual object nonetheless: the great 24-hour clock, dating from the 1520s – and looking for all the world like a sundial – on the North tower of Chartres Cathedral: