Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's Seven O'clock Somewhere... But Not in Paris


I first thought a sundial, but I can't imagine how that would work. Perhaps someone will enlighten us all.

16 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

I don't get it either, but it looks so lovely, I don't mind if it turns out to be non-functional.

Thérèse said...

The problem with vertical sundials is that it gives time only when the sun illuminates the wall...

Harriet said...

We saw a vertical sundial in the Loire Valley but I wasn't close enough to inspect it.

Very nice, whatever this is....

Starman said...

Evidently, it is a sundial. There are a lot of them scattered about the earth, mostly in Europe.

Daryl said...

odd about the seven..

Jacob said...

Paris is so interesting. This is probably one of those new digital thingys.

If you dig around enough it'al come to you!

Virginia said...

But the question remains.........où est sept?

Owen said...

I thought that was the hour they didn't have back then ? Either they have made progress in counting or days have gotten longer since this dial was created...
;-)

Was just catching up on your recent posts, love the garden shots from the Musée Carnavalet...

Virginia said...

Now Owen! I was sure you had the answer for us! :)
V

Petrea said...

If Paris doesn't want to have seven o'clock, it doesn't have to.

Overthehillbutgreatview said...

Have just caught up with last 3weeks of images. Love the images of Musee Carnavalet. the window shot especially. The Dial......mmmm have absolutely no idea but dont we love France because of the enigmatic character of the place. xD

Virginia said...

Petrea,
I fell in the floor on that one!

Overthe hill,
Well that took a while. I'm thrilled you like my photographs. And oui, France has a way of pulling us back with its charm.

Peter said...

This sun dial obviously shows the hours between 8 am and 6 pm (non-cloudy days). 7 is too early and too late and the dial may be in the shadow.

Owen said...

But Peter, how does this dial adapt to daylight savings time ???

Catherine said...

Hey, you both above ! You leave in Paris, you're at the better place to know that we don't have a sunray since months and months ! So forget the sundial, and watch you watch ! :-)

A wonderful doorway, Virginia. Very simple, but it gives an incredible interest to the entrance.

Virginia said...

Ok so Peter is saying it's a sundial just for the shop or whatever below's hours?? I'm not sure about that but I agree, Paris has some gray days. I wouldn't count on this to give me the time, but it is an interesting piece no matter what!
V