Last week, to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, I put together a list of great places to watch the clock for a story on msnbc.com: How time flies! Where to see the world’s clocks.
The article featured places such the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, which has a ‘clock forest’ (above) filled with dozens of tall cases and wall clocks that strike on the hour.
There wasn’t enough room in the story for all the cool clocks I found, so here are a few more:
St. Peter’s Church (below) in Zurich is the city’s oldest church and has a clock face that’s 28.5 feet; the largest clock face in Europe.
Zurich is also home to Beyer’s Clock and Watch Museum, a collection of more than 500 chronological instruments dating from 1400 B.C. to the present day, everything from sundials, hourglasses and water clocks to a quartz clock accurate to within a thousandth of a second a day and a quartz watch accurate to within a millionth of a second. Here’s a link to a video tour of the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum.
And then there’s Anker Clock, in Vienna, Austria, which was built between 1911 and 1917 and ‘performs’ a twelve-minute animation each day at noon.