A detail (well, not a detail at all) from the tower in the Casa Don Guanella monastery, in Ispra, Italy: Clocks depicting time from different locations of the globe accompanied by calendar indicators below and the inscription "Fili conserva tempus" meaning "Son keep time" (I guess addressing Christ and asking to preserve time).
With all those watches I couldn't help think of the relativity and vulnerability of everything (my!... we are philosophical today, aren't we?....)
Appropriately to the above thought goes this...
Sonnet 12 (William Shakespeare):
When I do count the clock that tells the time,
And see the brave day sunk in hideous night;
When I behold the violet past prime,
And sable curls all silvered o'er with white;
When lofty trees I see barren of leaves
Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,
And summer's green all girded up in sheaves
Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard,
Then of thy beauty do I question make
That thou among the wastes of time must go,
Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake
And die as fast as they see others grow;
And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence
Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.
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papagolf21 (93020) 2012-03-30 11:40
En effet, il y a de quoi perdre son latin, et surtout l'heure à laquelle l'on vit !
Image pleine d'humour et d'originalité.
Très bonne observation.
Waylim (25442) 2012-04-28 11:09
Quickly, tell me what time is it? Ahhhhhh I don't know, which one do I go with? Kind of a funny shot, they must have a good sense of humor :)
Good shot with a symetical composition. I would give it a little more contrast, maybe even a black and white presentation would be nice. I think.
delpeoples (56000) 2012-05-04 17:22
This is a magical composition. There is a very whimsical, mysterious mood to it. Excellent placement of the clocks and good soft colours to emphasise the magic.
pajaran (56510) 2012-12-11 10:58
Dobar tekst o satovima, i kazivanje Shakespeara ...
Lep pogled na satove ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good article about watches, and saying Shakespeare ...
Nice view of the watches ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good evening and all the best.
fabbs99 (17129) 2012-12-14 1:56
Great show of the world clocks on a monastery.Always thought they could only be found at hotels having foreign tourists and at bourses.Very good sharpness, and excellent color and light management.TFS.
gus72 (3719) 2013-02-23 15:41
Hi Vangelis !!
Nice image with a soft background colour that I like.
The clocks ..... back then..... it was a show of the technology.... with todays technology they would have 20 TV screens !!!!! not the same
Very nice capture.
Have a nice Sunday and keep the philosophy going !!!!