Clock Towers

Challenge #27 in the Legacies series. Hosted by swamynirmal.
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Photoes of Clock Towers are welcomed. In many ways Clock towers are esteemed as some type of historical, Cultural land marks of certain places. Although clock towers are today mostly admired for their aesthetics, they once served an important purpose. Before the middle of the twentieth century, most people did not have watches, and prior to the 18th century even home clocks were rare. The first clocks didn't have faces, but were solely striking clocks, which sounded bells to call the surrounding community to work or to prayer. They were therefore placed in towers so the bells would be audible for a long distance. Clock towers were placed near the centres of towns and were often the tallest structures there. As clock towers became more common, the designers realized that a dial on the outside of the tower would allow the towns people to read the time whenever they wanted. (--Wickipedia ) Please add a brief description about what you have photographed.
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Submitted: Saturday, 9th November, 2013 15:22 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 17th August, 2008
Focal length: 22 mm
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