The first 3 photos were taken in the Botanical Garden, Padua. The last 2 are of a sundial in a small park not far from Myrtleford, in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. I like the contrast in styles!
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Now, this is a walk in the past, John! There are so many interesting sundials in Italy.
LOVED the Italian sundials! There are lots of different kinds of sundials – my husband got me a glass one for our anniversary a few years ago that sits on our apartment windowsill, and it has a date line for our anniversary that the time shadow follows every year on our special day. In addition to telling the time, it makes colorful rainbows in the room!
That sounds like such a lovely, thoughtful anniversary gift, Bonnie.
Cool, Yvonne! I’ve bookmarked that link for when I have a place with more sun than this one.
Of course you can make one…I know you can do it.
I like them all. PS I have a mini sundial necklace that I bought in France – it works too.
I’ve been wondering if I could make one, since Andrew has thrown down the gauntlet. I’ll look on the internet!
There are oodles of sites with the info, some involve formulae with words like log tan and cosine, so I might skip them!
But this one is aimed at school children …
Give it a go Yvonne. Mine incorporated a small compass for correct orientation.
Good thinking, Andrew. Atherton is at about 17 degrees latitude, some sites mention 25 degrees as being the greatest where this will work well. I shan’t throw my orologi just yet!
What a nice thing to do, Andrew!
I love sundials. I have to go and examine them, even on cloudy days. I made a mini one in a box a few years ago for Cheryl’s Valentine gift.
But they tell the same story,
They do, Jan, and have no working parts to break. Their only problems are cloudy days and moving to and from Daylight saving time! 🙂
Wow, you’ll soon leave that magic “100” mark behind you!
Soon, very soon.
And I only have something like 72 working days (leaving out weekends and holidays …two of those between now and November 22)!
Those Italian ones look fairly modern….but maybe they were just ahead of their time.
Speaking of time….111 days!
Interesting that the Italian ones look newer and more modern than the Australian ones. Very interesting indeed.
Well, these particular ones, anyhow, Michelle
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