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Poland, Warsaw, The royal palace of Wilanow  


 
Warsaw, Poland, The royal palace of Wilanow (22 KB)j (latitude)= + 52° 15 N
l (longitude) = - 21° 00 E
Type : Wall sundial, vertical, 3 clock faces
Declination of the wall : south
Time display : middle : Local time (VII-XII-IV),left : Babylonian hours (24-7) and Italian hours (5-14)
Date information : middle : zodiac lines; left and right : equinox path
Other information : left and right : meridian lines (putts holds a bell)
Artistic style : baroque
Artistry and craftsmanship : stucco, Chronos with wings and sickle, zodiac pictures and signs, 6 small putts holds the red colored cloth
Warsaw, Poland,
      The royal palace of Wilanow, Detail (28 KB)Gnomon : middle : Chronos holds style with a pierced gnomon sharped as sun; left and right : putts holds a horizontal rod, end serves as point-shadow-pitchers
Construction date : 1681-1682
Restoration : 1995
Designer : John Hevelius, astronomer of Gdansk and Adam Adamandy Kochanski, royal librarian and mathematicians
DGC-Number : 21303
see Internet : http://www.sundials.co.uk/~polska.htm

Last update : 28. December 2001