TL4458 : Corpus Clock

taken 7 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Corpus Clock
Corpus Clock
This was designed by the Corpus Christi College Library and was unveiled in 2008. It celebrates the 'grasshopper escapement' mechanism invented by early English clockmaker John Harrison, transforming it into a giant, jaw-snapping, tail-wagging 'Chronophage' (time eater).
Below the creature time is told by a series of illuminated slits cut into the giant face of the clock. On the hour the clock reminds us of our mortality with the sound of a chain dropping into a wooden coffin.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 July, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4481 5827 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.2184N 0:7.0588E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4480 5827
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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