Archive for the tag 'Sundial'

There is more to Beaulieu than the acclaimed motor museum.  The footprint of the Cistercian Abbey church can still be seen next to the cloister and chapter house. One can only wonder what the building would have been like. One of only four monastic buildings to survive in tact is the Refectory which became  Beaulieu [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 4th 2014

The gnomon or pointer of the sundial is formed by the tips of two dolphins’ tails, which almost meet. The tails cast a shadow onto the dial plate, which is engraved with thick curved lines representing the hours. Thinner lines indicate 10-minute intervals between each hour.
The dial plate has curved lines rather than straight ones, [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 9th 2014

Hours fly,
Flowers die,
New days,
New ways,
Pass by.
Love stays.
Henry Van Dyke (from the poem Katrina’s Sun-Dial)

23 Comments CherryPie on Jul 20th 2014

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 11th 2013

Two square sundials outside Packwood House. One shows the morning times and the other shows the afternoon times.

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6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2011