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Old Jan 17, 2008, 12:03 PM   #11
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...thought a horologist was a woman of the evening ...
Surely one who studies them, i.e., a sociologist with an interesting life!
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 11:18 PM   #12
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The shot may be busy but it is still an interesting looking street scene and the clock, I have never heard of a steam one before.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 1:25 PM   #13
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Very neat clock.

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Old Jan 21, 2008, 12:08 AM   #14
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Beautiful clock. The steam coming out of it is wonderful.

The picture is busy, but it is evocotive - that old technology keeping time for the busy modern world bustling at its feet.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 3:45 AM   #15
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...about ten years ago....
When was this clock built & installed, Cal? My sole foray outside Europe was to Vancouver for an International Society of Electrochemistry conference in August 1981. I am distressed not to have seen this remarkable clock, in a beautiful city.

We stayed with a Canadian second cousin there who was uncannily like all the male members ofmy familyin looks & character. In spite of that, my wife saw many of the sights, but I didn't as I was busy. Wewere hard outdoor people then. We flew to Calgary, drove to Vancouver over 2 weeks with backpacking trips in the big mountains, and tagged on a week on Vancouver Island afterwards. It's unlikely I'll get to see the clock (money!).
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 1:02 PM   #16
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The clock was installed in 1977. Here is a link to more information:

http://www.vancouvertourist.com/page250.htm

Here is more than you ever wanted to know from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_clock

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Old Jan 21, 2008, 1:18 PM   #17
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Bother, missed it! Thanks, Cal. I'll come & take a look if & when my ship comes in.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 6:09 PM   #18
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Alan, in the mid 1960s Buster Keaton walked off London Bridge and emerged on the shores of Newfoundland. He then took a railroad putt putt car to the shores of British Columbia. If he can do it so can you. I will meet you in Ajax because the train tracks are just down the street.
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..walked off London Bridge and emerged on the shores of Newfoundland...
Remember it well, now you've reminded me. Thanx, Bynx!
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Cool clock, Cal. Very interesting.
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