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East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Part 2 5/7

This is a Scottish Sundial. Often seen in the gardens of grand and prosperous houses and castles north of the border they were at their most fashionable from approximately 1625 to 1725. Their exact purpose, apart from telling the time is unknown but they have an element of fun about them consisting of a column surmounted by numerous clock faces, sometimes more than 50. This sundial has 13 faces set to tell the approximate Greenwich Mean Time.

 

 

For a long time now I have been posting images every day of the week but with all that is happening I doubt I will have much opportunity for photography over the next few months, as indeed will any of us, we have already had to cancel two holidays in the period the Government asks/orders us to isolate ourselves at home. In a few weeks time I will reduce my posting to Monday to Friday which hopefully means I can extend what I have planned to post for a longer period of time before going back through my archives to look for reasonable images I haven’t posted previously or start scanning the multitude of slides and negatives I took in the 70's, 80's and early 90's.

 

 

 

East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Part 2 5/7

This is a Scottish Sundial. Often seen in the gardens of grand and prosperous houses and castles north of the border they were at their most fashionable from approximately 1625 to 1725. Their exact purpose, apart from telling the time is unknown but they have an element of fun about them consisting of a column surmounted by numerous clock faces, sometimes more than 50. This sundial has 13 faces set to tell the approximate Greenwich Mean Time.

 

 

For a long time now I have been posting images every day of the week but with all that is happening I doubt I will have much opportunity for photography over the next few months, as indeed will any of us, we have already had to cancel two holidays in the period the Government asks/orders us to isolate ourselves at home. In a few weeks time I will reduce my posting to Monday to Friday which hopefully means I can extend what I have planned to post for a longer period of time before going back through my archives to look for reasonable images I haven’t posted previously or start scanning the multitude of slides and negatives I took in the 70's, 80's and early 90's.

 

 

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Mar 2020, 01:58
I am still enjoying this tour, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Lots more to see as yet Ray.
What a fascinating thing!
I, for one, have plenty of photos I've not had time to process- that I'll probably never run out! smile Stay safe and healthy!
Brian Walbey: Most unusual isn't it. I had everything set up on my PC up to early autumn but by reducing to 5 shots per week i can add a few extra weeks on.
Magnifique cadran solaire, j'aime le lion.
Brian Walbey: Lovely and most unusual.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2020, 06:35
I'm sure you will never run out of images Brian. This is a nice looking thing
Brian Walbey: Most unusual isn't it. I had everything set up on my PC up to early autumn but by reducing to 5 shots per week I can add a few extra weeks on.
13 faces to tell the approximate time...and some have more than 50?? Unbelievable, Brian.

If I told you I have 774 images in my Unassigned bin, would you be surprised, I wonder? grin
Brian Walbey: I've not come across anything like it before. I wouldn't be surprised that you have that many photos in hand Ginnie. I had everything set up on my PC up to early autumn but by reducing to 5 shots per week I can add a few extra weeks on.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2020, 07:40
These are very odd, Brian. Like you, I will be looking back to older photos for posting. I live on the edge of the countryside here, and hope it will be OK for me to slip out for lone walks, in which case, I hope to show signs of spring and hope
Brian Walbey: I've not come across anything like it before. Seeing your spring pictures will cheer all us olduns' who have to stay indoors up very nicely.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Mar 2020, 08:13
I love the sundials, nobody has an excuse now for not being on time here, Brian.
Good for you and sensible about your pictures. Stay safe and healthy.
Brian Walbey: I've not come across anything like it before. You both look after yourselves as well, being over 70 both of us are confined to stopping in our homes for the next three months, we just hope we stay well, I guess you will both do the same.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Mar 2020, 08:23
I am minded of a maze Brian. Good luck with the isolation. I only post mon to fri, which works well for me.
Brian Walbey: I've not come across anything like it before. Hopefully the isolation will work out o.k. for all of us who are 'ordered' to do it.
Stay safe and well Brian. I will be posting a lot of recycled old stuff the way things are going plus a lot of pictures of plants in my garden grin The important thing is to keep in touch with everyone
Brian Walbey: You and Ange also Bill. I had everything from last year set up on my PC up to early autumn but by reducing to 5 shots per week I can add a few extra weeks on. I exchanged emails with Philine yesterday and said at least having even slight contact with our SC friends will make a difference, it makes me tempted to join Facebook to be honest, somthing I've not bothered about up to now.
I am not getting out either so photos are from other times of the year. I don't have 'weeks' planned out, just days.
Brian Walbey: I had everything from last year set up on my PC up to early autumn but by reducing to 5 shots per week I can add a few extra weeks on.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2020, 16:11
I've never seen such thing with all those sundials. The hedges look very neat.

Despite living in the city, I hope I can "self isolate" myself in my car and head out in the New Forest. Our club cycle rides and events have been cancelled until further notice but very small groups (no more than four in each normally) are still riding. If we get to a coffee shop that is open, we generally sit at separate tables!
Brian Walbey: I've not seen one like it before. Although we are both required to stay at home we, and other people we know, consider if we sit in our car and drive to a country spot we should be able to walk there without causing hindrance to anybody else.
good photos of the lion sundial Brian... it's difficult to get out to take pictures even without the self isolation for me...
i understand you cutting back your posts from Monday to Friday....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. Because of my balance issues I no longer drive so I only get out when Maureen takes me somewhere, oh the penalties of getting older!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Mar 2020, 18:30
Like other SCrs I have not seen such a sundial. Fine images! -I am in the same situation as you considering photography. I have to cancel three travels in the next months, and I'll reduce my posting on SC for three days a week like Ginnie, Astrid ...
Brian Walbey: Yes I've not seen one like it before. If you can get it in Germany our Minister at church has posted a video on Youtube today for our fellowship, or anyody else, to watch, you might like to take a look if you get time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-WfVjzFGCs&feature=youtu.be
An interesting object!
Brian Walbey: I've not seen one like it before.

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