Friday, May 22, 2009

Hickory Dickory Dock

One of my favorite things about Pincio Garden is the water clock. It looks like something straight out of a fairytale. The clock sits on a huge rock in a little pond all to itself, surrounded by trees and plants. Vines grow up the huge Grandfather clock and the water vibrates with the sounds of the clock gonging on the hour. It sits on a little street, Via dell-Orologio, road of the clock. It was built by a Dominican monk, Giovanni Embriaco, during the 19th century and was even displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1889.

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