Friday, March 09, 2012

13:46 p.m

13:46 p.m

If you need to know the time and there's no one around to ask, and if the sun is shining this might be the place for you. Back in the 1960s, the architect Gunther von Lienen, created this sundial. The gnomon is a work of art, made of profiled copper. If you look closely at it you will find his name in there somewhere. The sundial is surrounded by an apartment complex that has taken it's name after the sundial. Gunther von Lienen is best known as one of the architects behind Brandbergen, which is a high rise areain Haninge, a few kilometres from the sundial that works as long as we are not on Daylight saving time!

8 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

I like the whole 1960's vibe going on in this photo Steffe.

Honest Abe said...

I like sun dials. This looks like a nice one.

Rae Walter said...

Looks like a rather special sundial Steffe.

Kay said...

What a big sundial! I'm not sure I can tell the time from this photo.

Dianne said...

Ah! Steffe ... Now I know where to go when I loose track of time.

Lowell said...

Very interesting what people come up with. But that's the trouble with sundials...the darn sun doesn't cooperate with our politicos who keep changing the time!

Birdman said...

Wouldn't want to carry it on my wrist though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love sun dials, I keep meaning to find one for my garden, but I always run out of time!! this one looks nice and easy to read Steffe.