Thursday 1 January 2009

Happy new year!

Image: clock, Royal Observatory gates.
This clock is unusual both for its 24-hour dial and because it is a slave dial connected electronically to the Royal Observatory's Shepherd master clock. From its position outside the gates, the dial was the first to show Greenwich Mean Time directly to the public. (For more about the Observatory clock, click here).


Anonymous said...

Brilliant :)

Happy New Year. Thanks for the ring tones -- if I can get those into my phone I'll be really happy :)

CarolineLD said...

Happy New Year to you too, and I'm glad you like the tones! My phone now chimes twelve whenever anyone phones :-)

Anonymous said...

One of the things I miss most is hearing Big Ben at 4pm my time, i.e. midnight in the UK. Some years I was able to catch it on the BBC world service, but not most years. It puts a shiver down my spine unlike the recycle New York New Year's we get here in California.