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Time stood still for Sunday.

Interior of a cuckoo clock.

 

 

Although I haven’t done it often, apparently

meeting under the clocks at Flinders Street Station

was a common place to meet someone

particularly during earlier part of the twentieth century. 

Analogue clocks grew old and those in power

decided to replace them with digital clock faces. 

The Victorian public did not approve and now

the clocks have a digital ‘motor’ with and analoge face. 

And we can still meet under the clocks.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Time

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Last week we had just arrived at…

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the Cuckoo Clock factory.

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A short walk found us at the main building,

which was designed as a huge cuckoo clock…

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 with figurines waltzing around the balcony

to mark the hour of the day.

 

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Although photos do not do it justice, I thought

the best part was being able to see

what happens behinds the scenes.

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We were given a short talk about cuckoo clocks,

which are all made from Black Forest wood, I believe…

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and shown various types of clocks…

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The clocks were beautiful, however…

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being hand-made many had price tag reflecting

the number of hours it took

to create this work of art.

rhineland_cuckoo_0089As we left the factory we reminded how far were from home.

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.

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So!  After all that looking, listening and photographing,

in congenial surroundings, it was time…

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for a slice of Black Forest cake

before continuing on our journey.

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We left Amsterdam bound for

Germany’s Rhineland District.

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Our coach driver was still driving on the wrong side

of the road…just like everyone else.

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Trains were speeding by at speeds never seen in Australia.

And so close to the roadway.

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I have to be honest I do not know if this shot was

taken as we left Amsterdam or

while on our Rhine River Cruise.

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These houses a certainly situated on the banks

of the Rhine River.

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Finally we arrived for our lunch break at the

Cuckoo Clock Factory which makes Cuckoo Clocks

from the Black Forest wood.

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