Friday Night Photos Father Time Edition

Happy Friday everyone. I hope everybody is doing well. Post any photos, memes, or music you like.

When I think about it, it just blows me away that in the mid 1600's, long before computers and calculators, our engineering forefathers were designing and building complex clock movements like the one inside this modern day grandfather clock.

A little history on the grandfather clock
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_clock
https://historydaily.org/grandfather-clocks-facts-stories-trivia/2

Time is a valuable thing. Watch it tick by as the pendulum swings. _ In The End, Linkin Park

The gears in the clock go round and round
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Full clock movement with chime rods and chime hammers
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All those gears to turn three clock hands and moon phase plate
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The three weights power the clock for eight days. 25 lbs total combined weight
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Beautifully crafted woodwork
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Just a clock, or a piece of fine art?
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but then again, so is time

a couple trees encompassing the rocks in their way growth over time

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those are on the road 'to da dump', next is behind my shop

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funny how trees can grow around otherwise immovable objects
given time -- perhaps we can too?

thanks for the grandfather clocks shots!

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@QMS
Very interesting tree growth in the first two shots. The first angle looks like the tree is pooping out a big rock. The second angle looks like a lava flow coming down the rock.
Long after mans time is over here on earth not only the trees but all the flora will eventually overgrow what we've built.

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@Socialprogressive

magic spell
thanks!

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@QMS
I saw them when they came to San Diego that year. It was a great show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HriYRoxWo1I

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@QMS

Thanks Q

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@janis b

a graphic study of our times
growth in spite of the preventions
we can learn a lot from trees

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Definitely works of art.

Made me think of the cuckoo clock. Had a beautiful one at my childhood home. A gift from a world traveling uncle. It disappeared at some point. I think put away or sold by dad after mom died.

Not as old as the grandfather clock. Wiki says it first appeared in the 1800s. (All info from Wiki.)

A cuckoo clock is a type of clock, typically pendulum driven, that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo call and has an automated cuckoo bird that moves with each note. Some move their wings and open and close their beaks while leaning forwards, whereas others have only the bird's body leaning forward. The mechanism to produce the cuckoo call has been in use since the middle of the 18th century and has remained almost without variation.
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There are two kinds of movements: one-day (30-hour) and eight-day clockworks. Some have musical devices, and play a tune on a Swiss music box after striking the hours and half-hours. Usually the melody sounds only at full hours in eight-day clocks and both at full and half hours in the one-day timepieces. Musical cuckoo clocks frequently have other automata which move when the music box plays.

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By Deutsches Uhren museum

Cuckoo Clock — The Beach Boys
Recorded on September 6, 1962, at the last Surfin' Safari session.

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@OLinda

does me, have had to stop all the clocks around here to slow
down the process - do not need to be reminded of the passage
of time by mechanical or digital devices

we had a grand old grandfather clock at the farm
also a piece of 1800's craftsmanship
the greedy stepmother sold it off along with all of
our families heirlooms ..
irreplaceable, but that was on my dad
for those losses
time waits for no one

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@OLinda
We had a cuckoo clock in our house too when I was growing up.
Thanks for the info on cuckoo clocks and the Beach Boys.

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@OLinda

The photo on the album cover is perfect cuckooness, along with the song!

Cuckoo clocks and birds are both entertaining and mysterious. The cuckoos here are fascinating to me. Their call is clear and evident to anything in the vicinity, and is very present for some months, but they so rarely show themselves. Interesting choice of bird chosen for the swiss cuckoo clock.

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@OLinda @OLinda That is a great optimistic vinyl LP. I own it. No, you don't hear music like it anymore, sad to say. Thanks, OLinda. Love those clocks. I collected watches for years. Smile

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Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

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Thank you for the fine art and craft of the grandfather clock. It’s beautiful inside and out.

Last Friday dystopian introduced op art in nature. I thought it might be fun to play with the camera with the thought of op art in mind.

Enjoy the weekend all and be well

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@janis b

the second is smooth, bright and illuminating
wow, you do have an eye for exposure!

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@QMS

I think I must have been so focused on optical compositions I didn't even think about what they could represent. Maybe I got lost in time and need a clock that chimes to remind me ; ).

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@janis b

time is immaterial afaik
one moment to open the shutter
is all you need
wonderful composition

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@QMS

to remind me, thank you.

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@janis b
I didn't know what op art was so I looked it up. You've captured it beautifully. I really like the first one. There's something mesmerizing about it.

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@Socialprogressive

Any interest yourself in trying it ; ). It's fun.

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@janis b

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@janis b @janis b Hi Janis, WOW! That is some wild photo art! I love it! Beautiful. Outstanding. Can't imagine what they are, but the mystery is great. WFT? LOL! I think I saw some taffy once on the boardwalk in Atlantic City that looked sorta like the top one. GREAT work! Thanks for sharing!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian @dystopian

it wouldn't exist, and I'd have missed the fun.

Thanks for the taste of taffy and the fun. What a visual memory you have.

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"While the state exists, there is no freedom. When there is no freedom, here will be no state."

Who do you think said this? V. Lenin, State and Revolution, chapter 5.

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@gjohnsit

that asks for consideration. I'm wondering what stateless means. Anyway, what are your thoughts?

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@janis b

cultural norms
most people need an arranged existence
when the wildness of our spirit takes
precedence over subjected obedience
we become stateless

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@QMS

It makes sense that it can express a sense of freedom. I had been thinking in the direction of a sense of belonging, or lack of. Maybe the sense of belonging and freedom are one.

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@janis b

that is a tough fence to scale
but I get your jist and I think you
have boiled down the concept into a
manageable stew of ideas
given time, it may be palatable

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@janis b @janis b
Communism according to Lenin looks a whole bunch like the Paris commune (1871). Direct democracy on every level, including at work.
The "whithering of the state" is what will happen Only after the dictatorship of the proletariat.
After the revolution, the proletariat will seize control of the state, not because they want to grow it, but it will be used to crush their enemies (capitalists).
Lenin never trusted the state. He thought it would always be used to oppress the workers. But he also acknowledged that without a centralized state, the workers could never be able to win the revolution. That's why he always focused on the "purity" and focus of the communist party beforehand.
Unfortunately, Lenin was a sick man even before the end of the civil war. And Stalin was no Marxist.

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@gjohnsit

I guess intention is vital to benevolent control.

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@gjohnsit

you can set your clocks on it
freedom is not measured by time
but time is running out to realize
what that freedom is worth

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@gjohnsit
or maybe a catch22.

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@gjohnsit More impressed with Marx than Lenin.

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(Finally, a weekly theme I can actually contribute to!)

First off, In Case You Missed It:
Past: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfectionists-simon-winchester/112...
Present: https://saxdavid.com/therevengeofanalog
Future: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/automaton-rover-for-extreme-environments-aree/

And now, our feature presentation:

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20000LeaguesInSuburbia.jpg
CarOfFuturePast_0.jpg
CivilEngineerJokes.jpg
Aerofish.jpg
HomeMadeRobot.jpg
PlayGroundOfTheMindLiterally.jpg
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KooKooClock_0.jpg

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In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is declared mentally ill for describing colors.

Yes Virginia, there is a Global Banking Conspiracy!

@The Liberal Moonbat

are you concerned with technology creeping
into your perceptions? Well I am.
thx

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@The Liberal Moonbat
Thanks for all the creative art and links. The all mechanical Venus rover in the NASA article looks interesting.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

One image looks like boarding a plane into the past, in terms of decor.

I especially enjoyed the snail slide.

Thanks for the images

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@janis b That's not a "snail" slide, that's an anthropoid head!

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Hi all, Hey SP!

Great time for these pics SP!

That Mick Taylor lead solo in Time Waits for No One might be his best ever, with Can't Ya Hear Me Knockin'.

A few other timely songs would be Time by the Chambers Brothers, No Time by the Guess Who, Time Is On My Side by the Stones, don't have time to grab them...

Here is a quickie, I gotta fly, am still working...

Six-lined Racerunner (formerly Whiptail) Aspidoscelis sexlineatus (genus formerly Cnemidophorus).
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Male in breeding color with blue and black belly and salmon throat.

leapin' lizards!
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our back porch pair...

a favorite more esoteric time song everyone should hear... Timeless Time, Peter Green

hope all are well!

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both - Albert Einstein

@dystopian

blends well with the theme
and all this time I thought a
roadrunner was a bird?
Thanks!

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@QMS Hey QMS To this old birder, a Roadrunner is a modern feathered velociraptor. Smile

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian
Great shots of the Racerunners.
I considered all the songs you listed. They're all great songs but I went with my two favorites. Thanks for including Peter Green .

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@dystopian

Thanks for the photos and the Stones

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A work of practical fine art? You bet! Smile I check this diary weekly, but for some reason, this one is special. Maybe it's the subject of time, but these photos are outstanding. What a double special treat, you all!!!!!! REC'D!!!! (And How.) Humans have been marking time for millennia. It was very important for food gathering, agriculture, etc. Fascinating topic!

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@orlbucfan
I see time as the modern day slave master. It determines when we go to work, when we eat, when we play, when we sleep. The nicest thing about retirement is having more autonomy with my time and not being a slave to the clock.

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