Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quand tu sonneras...



Vertical sundial


Paris is full of sundials, horizontal and vertical,
and many like this on in Montmartre are incorporated into the original architecture. 


There is a book on this subject,
in French and out of print, but I am still searching.


Vertical sundial
Montmartre
75018, Paris



15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I do find the sundials fascinating and what a terrific capture! Hope your new day is full of beauty! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Tempus fugit! Alas. But here it does so with great style.

Bibi said...

I lived in Montmartre at two different addresses, but never saw this. Where is it exatly? It's beautiful.

Joe said...

Wow.. That's an interesting find. It looks very old. I love stumbling upon such history when traveling. It would have made me stop and take a photo too.

This is Belgium said...

I find it so pretty that I took the time and trouble to look it up ... et voici !
it was put there by this guy who worked for Napoleon and who lived there?

Au 4 de cette rue, le commandant Henry Lachouque – « Historien de Napoléon et de la Grande Armée, 1888-1971 » comme l'indique la plaque commémorative – a fait installer sur sa maison, un cadran solaire déclinant de l'après-midi.

s.c said...

Still working by saying nearly 1 hour. Of course when they made it no summertime then and the 5º east from greenwich made also a little difference but still strong.

biebkriebels said...

This one is very beautiful, I like those sundials.

M said...

Great find! What an interesting architectural detail.

Louise said...

How fascinating! I haven't heard of vertical sundials before.

Kristie Franklin said...

I love this image! :) The le coq is striking on this sundial!

'Tsuki said...

Quel jeu de mots ! Bien vu...

Starman said...

The French certainly do love their clocks....in whatever form.

Randy said...

That's very cool.

Jack said...

I am surprised by Belgium's research about this being original. I thought it might be a modern sundial trying to look old. Why would an old one have a backward N in the first word but correctly-facing Ns everywhere else?

Polly said...

What a delightful find, Genie. Thanks to your post I'll be more attentive to these when I return to Paris in Sept.