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Wells Cathedral Clock

2011.08.05
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The Wells Cathedral clock is an astronomical clock in the north transept of Wells Cathedral, England. The clock is one of the group of famous 14th to 16th century astronomical clocks to be found in the West of England. The surviving mechanism, dated to between 1386 and 1392, was replaced in the 19th century, and was eventually moved to the Science Museum in London, where it continues to operate. The dial represents the geocentric view of the universe, with sun and moon revolving round a central fixed earth. It may be unique in showing a philosophical model of the pre-Copernican universe.

This shot is of the the other dial is mounted on the outside wall, driven from the same mechanism. This was first installed in the 14th or 15th centuries, but has been restored a number of times.
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13 Comments
Gerad good work !
Gerad · 2011-08-08: 05:55
jet28 Fascinating!
jet28 · 2011-08-08: 06:59
miclaud Impressive!!! Thanks for the explanations!
miclaud · 2011-08-08: 07:10
JustGarden Very nice shot and thanks for sharing the history.
JustGarden · 2011-08-08: 08:34
Patricia132 Great history and an amazing piece of art!
Patricia132 · 2011-08-08: 09:18
MoMac very nice and thanks for the history behind this.
MoMac · 2011-08-08: 09:38
livelovelaugh This is a beauty. I think one of the things I love about English architecture are it's many clocks. Lovely. :)
livelovelaugh · 2011-08-08: 10:25
SheriJ Great shot!
SheriJ · 2011-08-08: 14:28
JaCkYe nice
JaCkYe · 2011-08-08: 14:59
LAZYWASP Great shot.....
LAZYWASP · 2011-08-08: 16:07
mystic1 Wow what a great old shot, fantastic clock well done
mystic1 · 2011-08-11: 18:34
wildduck Awesome
wildduck · 2011-08-18: 04:10
tilly10 nice shot
tilly10 · 2013-04-04: 21:08
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