Black and White Challenge:
Locks and Clocks.
Some re-posts to begin with follow by some new images.
Locks are not made like this any more…
Modern locks, like this one take less than
thirty seconds with a good hacksaw to remove.
That is speaking experience.
At the Collins Street end of Melbourne’s
Southern Cross Station is a little Big Ben…
where weary travelers can keep an eye on the time
while having a quick coffee and snack.
The main clock above “The Clocks” at Flinders Street Station.
And while preparing this post I noticed another clock
at the other end of Flinders Street Station.
Probably my favourite clock in Melbourne.
Gog and Magog have been keeping time in
The Royal Arcade since I was a boy and from
what my Father told me many years before…
in fact since 1842.
These two 7-feet giants have been striking the time on Gaunt’s clock since 1842. They were carved from clear pine and modelled on the figures erected in Guildhall, London, in 1708 to symbolise the conflict between the ancient Britons and the Trojan invaders.”(Right side) Mythology tells of the giants Gog and Magog (also known as Corineus and Gogmagog) having been captured in battle by the Trojans and made to serve as porters at the gateway of an ancient palace on a site later occupied by the Guildhall. It is traditional for Gog to stand to the north and Magog to the south.