Photographer's Note

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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  • Copyright: Vangelis Tzanatos (Vague) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 74] (307)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-03-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.7, 1/640 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 6:25
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