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24 Hour Photo Challenge

I went to-and-from Canterbury yesterday, for the second day running, this time armed with a 24-hour photo challenge from easterbunny.

My challenge was this: 4 x clocks in unexpected locations or unexpectedly embedded in objects

They were all taken in the space of a few hours, not just because I was traveling and paying attention then, but also because there just weren't any other unexpected clocks later in the day.

Victoria Station, Délice de France. I bought a pastry and then noticed the clock. There are not nearly enough shops around with publicly visible clocks. I asked to take a photo of it, and they asked me if I was a tourist.

This clock was so unexpected that I grabbed for my camera with my pastry-greased hand before the train sped up and it went out of sight. In retrospect, I'm sure I've passively noticed it before, but I certainly hadn't remembered it was there.

A man with a clock for a face! I looked up at Bromley South, and there he was. He was less unexpected later in the day, when I regularly encountered him - and his sans serif purple-faced female counterpart - on the platforms of other stations. They're warning of changing schedules; all that inadvertant memorization of train schedules will have been in vain. (The railway's website has other variations on this theme.)

In Canterbury, through the window of an estate agent, I spotted this nifty clock. It's not just a wall clock. It's a pendulum-driven wall clock! That hole at the bottom is a cutaway to show the pendulum oscillating within the clock.


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Dec. 4th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
What an interesting challenge! I enjoyed seeing the variety of clocks you found.
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! She chose well for me, I think.
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Dec. 5th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
This is a great challenge! Who comes up with the ideas?
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
easterbunny does these on occasion, perhaps once a year or so. She'll make a generic challenge (i.e. photos over 34 hours/three days/something themed around saint's days) and then make it specific for each person who signs up.

The other few posts on my challenges tag are ones she's set for me in the past.
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