Tuesday, 19 May 2009

L'horloge fleurie de l'hôtel de ville

A little while back, Nowy Sacz Daily Photo posted a picture of a lovely flower clock. This is the one in Versailles, which stands next to the town hall and is never on time!
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Il y a quelques temps, Nowy Sacz Daily Photo postait une photo d'une horloge fleurie. Voici celle de Versailles à côté de la mairie, qui n'est jamais à l'heure !

23 comments:

Mary Helen said...

How neat!!! I've never seen one before

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful flower clock!
Léia

Barb said...

How beautiful and a wonderful ideal....Barb

That is the chicken said...

Do the hands actually move? Neat idea!

Jacob said...

That's beautiful, Ciel. How is it operated? It's too bad the time is wrong. Of course, the time is probably correct for someplace in the world. ;-)

Frankie / Nick said...

Who cares that it's never on time!!! lol, It's a gorgeous clock meant to be looked at timelessly.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Splendid photo of this very beautiful clock. I too have to wonder how it works.

Olivier said...

beau travail des paysagistes de la ville de Versailles. Elle est superbe, j'espère qu'elle marche au solaire

Vogon Poet said...

I'd like one of these, I dont'care if on time or not!

B Squared said...

Why would anyone need to know the time in a place like this?

JM said...

We have a similar one next to the airport, but I don't remember seeing it lately... I guess this means it's about time to travel again! :-)

Halcyon said...

C’est une vraie horloge ? C’est drôle – mais dommage qu’elle ne soit jamais a l’heure !

cieldequimper said...

@all: I'm sorry I don't know how this works, yes the hands should actually move but they've been stuck at 07:07 for awhile!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Not in time? In Torino we had a clock like that in front of railways station (that wasn't in time of course). When I was teen I often was stuck there to watch the "second hand" to turn... For minutes :-)

Becky said...

I like this a lot! I must admit I've never seen a "flower clock" and I like it! Too bad it's never accurate...

Tammie Lee said...

A living mandala, how wonderful!

Bergson said...

19 h 10 juste l'heure de l'apéro

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is such a nice flower clock...even if it doesn't keep good time. ;-)

Jackie said...

I could do with this, I've just lost my watch and it's driving me nuts looking at an empty wrist. At least this one would tell me *a* time, even if it isn't exactly *the* time!

Catherine said...

Ce sont les fleurs qui poussent qui ralentissent le cours du temps.

m_m said...

Thanks! Looks very nice - so cheerful:)

Clueless in Boston said...

That is so cool. Does it become a snow clock in the winter?

Russ said...

How cool is that? Is it solar powered?