St Katharine Sundial, London

St Katharine Sundial, London

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Saint Katharine Docks Sundial. This sundial, titled "Timepiece", was designed by Wendy Taylor in March 1973. A steel sundial like a giant washer, on which the hours are marked with raised dots. It is supported on three chains and pierced by a gnomon or pointer designed to resemble a large dockyard nail, all of which spring from a single point. A modern basic equinoctial sundial, or one aligned on the plane of the equator, it is an ‘upper’ equinoctial dial that shows the time only while the sun is north of the equator. Taylor has reduced the concept of the sundial to its most elemental. Its subject reflects the proximity of the Greenwich meridian, so important for timepieces. I have geolocated this model in Google Earth in order to orient it correctly. I have specified the cardinal points in reverse direction because the sundial is facing north of course. Shadows time zone is set on the meridian of Greewich, to match the indicated time with a London clock. Please play animation to see time or click on the link below. #3D_Challenge_260 #cadran_solaire #london #londres #sundial
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