Public clocks are great. It's a tradition that goes back thousands of years to sundials and poles. While standardizing time over distances didn't occur until train schedules made it necessary, the public clock has been a quiet focal point that provided a sense of community through shared time and place.
Skyclock will post about public clocks occasionally. Let us know if you've got one in mind that would be interesting.
Today's public clock is outside of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. This is classic design providing great visibility and a sense of grace and strength to the institution....
10 years ago, several Skyclock team members were fortunate to holiday for 2 weeks in England and Scotland. We spent an entire day in Greenwich. It was the highlight of the trip. A perfect day.
There is too much to write about in one post. The park, the boot sale, the pub, The Royal Observatory, the museum (and the actor), and oh, the clocks. Greenwich and the Royal Observatory were a nexus for the scientific pathway of discovery that has led to so many things we take for granted today - global navigation notably among them.