Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 2010 Theme Day: Time

People always want to measure time. 
On the church towers are modern clocks and old sundials, so everyone can see what time it is.


Clock tower of a little church in Pustertal/South Tyrol



Sundial  from the year 1763 on a wall of a church in the Adige Valley/South Tyrol

TEMPORA QUID VALEANT DICIT LABILIS UMBRA (old Latin language)
Who can translate this sentence in English?


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4 comments:

  1. The clock tower at the top looks like the model from which all others in your region were copied! Nice.

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  2. Something about time and shadows, but what exactly, I can't translate. In high school and college in America I had to chose either German or Latin. German won.

    The sundial is kind of spooky.

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  3. Quanto valga il tempo dell'uomo, lo dice la labile ombra

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  4. the meaning is : The ephemeral shadows tells us the real value of time (time is ephemeral as much as a shadow)l

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