Today was a lovely sunny day. Here's a photo of a sundial in my garden and a curious cat. The sundial still needs to be screwed down, but maybe I should wait until next week when the clocks move forward for British Summer Time ;)
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
I have a new project to restore the Montine wrist watch in the photos below. The watch has a mechanical self winding Swiss movement.
In this photo you can see the semi circular rotor which winds the watch when the watch wearer moves their wrist. The balance wheel is at the 9 o'clock position and you can see the Incabloc and balance wheel jewel (it's a ruby jewel).
Saturday, 7 March 2009
City House, Sutton
Location: 51°21'40.62"N 0°11'43.65"W
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
I'm now on the pedestrianised street called north End. To my right is yet another clock, with the text Kookai, that is not working. Directly in the middle is the Croydon Clock Tower.
North End pedestrianised shopping street. To my right behind the row of shops is the Whitgift shopping centre, and to my left behind the row of shops is the Centrale Shopping Centre - Croydon has many shops!
I took this photo inside the Whitgift Shopping Centre. The clock is a cube with a clock face on each side. The clock also chimes - and more importantly it has the correct time!
Sunday, 1 March 2009
I had to dig out my camera tripod for these photos as it was pretty dark. It was also a little creepy walking through a graveyard at night!
The church is St John Evangelist in Shirley, Croydon. It was built in 1854 and the design is early Gothic. The exterior of the church is decorated with flint-stone, sand-stone and rag-stone.
Location: Shirley, Croydon, UK