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“One more astronomical clock???)))” 5 of 5 stars
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Astronomical Clock
Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Olomouc
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
Novorossiysk, Russia
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“One more astronomical clock???)))”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The second Astronomical Clock in Czech Republic - there is a certain difference with Prague Astronomical Clock, but nevertheless Olomouc Astronomical Clock has its own charm))

Visited November 2012
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“A Timepiece, in More than One Way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you're in the centre of Olomouc, there's really no reason not to take a look at this clock.

Not only can it tell you the time, but it's full of imagery from a bygone era. The images of workers, athletes and other members of everyday society that the old Socialist regime held valuable make an interesting contrast to the old religious and allegorical imagery more typical to these sorts of clocks.

There are certainly some who would wish to do away with all remaining symbolism of the old Socialist days, but it is good to see some of it being preserved for posterity.

Visited August 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“The Communist Symbols Makes It Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I found this clock interesting for it's communist symbols, which tell a story of an era. The overall look of the clock is old - following the original clock, but the adjustment to the communist spirit is what makes it different and interesting to see. The clock rings every hour. If you're there around that time, it worth 10 minutes of waiting, especially if you are traveling with kids, but otherwise you can skip -- it is not that impressive.

Visited August 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“great view at top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

There is a great view of the city at the top of the clock tower. English tours are available. Check in the tourist information on the ground floor of the clock tower.

Visited July 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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“interesting clock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

architecture wonderful-nice photos we made-location center-super

Visited June 2011
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