Sunday, November 17, 2013

Église Saint-Severin - l'horloge



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Église Saint-Severin
The Clock


Just beneath the pipes of the Jean Ferrand organ (1748) 
is the church clock which on this day was right on time.  


In a church that dates back to the 13th century, 
I would think that the clock has been updated 
and reworked many times.  


Do you think that the inner workings are digital?



bon dimanche




Église Saint-Séverin
3, rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin
75005, Paris

13 comments:

Randy said...

Looks peaceful.

Starman said...

How curious to see a clock in a church, and high up in the back where it's difficult to see anyway!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Superbe prise de vue !

s.c said...

Could be. The whole organ and woodwork behind and above the clock is also of a much newer time then the church I think.

M said...

I like the way they surrounded it in woodwork to make it fit in. I am sure its workings are modern but the rest of it takes us back in time.

The Greenockian said...

Love the photograph of what looks like a beautiful place.
Liz

Tamera said...

I guess the only way to know would be to stand under the clock and listen for the tick-tock!

RedPat said...

I love this shot!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful! And an interesting question!

Harriet said...

Many congregations probably wish for such a clock.....for their ministers to consult during the service......

William Kendall said...

I might be inclined to think it's still analog as opposed to digital.

Beautiful shot!

Joe said...

Your angle really shows of the enormity of this church Genie. Very grand. Oh and no I don't think that the inner workings of the clock are digital but I'll bet it keeps perfect time.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has heard the organ in this church. It has a sweet tone that is nicely scaled to this worship space.

Another of your fine detail shots you have such a genius for, Genie!