In the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, stand a grand old astronomical clock, built in 1410 , and still running strong. Each hour when the clock chimes, a parade of the Apostles moves across the very top, while midway up, the four figures representing the most despised vices of the time, each move where they stand. The figures represent Vanity, Greed, Death, and the infidel Turk

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  • jules572
    jules572almost 2 years ago

    Exceptional night shot Phil, you must have been standing back quite far to get the full view…Jules…Favor

  • thanks so much my friend, I was back a bit and using my long lens 28-300mm so I could take it all in.
    Such a wonderful visit to this old place

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 2 years ago

    What a beauty, well captured Phil xx

  • Lynn
    it is a masterpiece of work, and must take some effort to keep it in perfect working order…think 1410 as being made!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonalmost 2 years ago

    As awsome as it is beautiful. :-)

  • pete
    the crowds that appear out of no where about five minutes before the hour are also amazing! All wanting the witness the spectacle created six hundred years ago!

    – phil decocco

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 2 years ago

    What a beautiful structure and clock works! Very impressive!

  • thanks pamela, As a part of the Old Town Square there in Prague, it attracts the most visitors to witenss this old clock going through its paces

    – phil decocco

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful clock face this is with the light on it.

  • karen It was huge and took up most of the front wall, and was elegantly designed

    – phil decocco

  • Marion Chapman
  • thanks a lot marion for this feature…it was a beautiful piece!

    – phil decocco

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