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“Celebration of communism” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock
Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Olomouc
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Owner description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
Zlin, Czech Republic
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“Celebration of communism”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is not an astronomical clock. This is a info panel about history of communism. You may to found here for example a date of Stalin`s birthday or Lenin`s death.

Visited December 2012
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Novorossiysk, Russia
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“One more astronomical clock???)))”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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