Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-09
the Cuckoo Clock factory.
A short walk found us at the main building,
which was designed as a huge cuckoo clock…
with figurines waltzing around the balcony
to mark the hour of the day.
Although photos do not do it justice, I thought
the best part was being able to see
what happens behinds the scenes.
We were given a short talk about cuckoo clocks,
which are all made from Black Forest wood, I believe…
and shown various types of clocks…
The clocks were beautiful, however…
being hand-made many had price tag reflecting
the number of hours it took
to create this work of art.
The pointer above Shanghai points to Sydney some 16,606 kilometres.
Add another 878km via the inland route (8 hours drive),
or 1,380km along the coast road (18 hours drive) to that journey
for those of us who live in or near Melbourne.
Thank goodness for air travel.
So! After all that looking, listening and photographing,
in congenial surroundings, it was time…
for a slice of Black Forest cake
before continuing on our journey.