Sundials are pretty in a garden & all, but do they actually work? How accurate are they? And honestly – what’s the point?
The other day I happened across an interactive sundial.
It’s huge – - spanning a wide intersection of pathways at the Ogden Point Breakwater. The interaction happens when a person stands in one particular spot on the giant clock. From that spot a shadow is cast across the clock. The numbers around the edge identify the time.
Yup, it works! And go figure – throughout the year it keeps time varying 15 minutes at the most.
Now I can time my walks along the breakwater, start to finish, without looking at my watch.
It’s fun & functional public art.
(Kudos go out to the BC Capital Commission, the Victoria Harbour Authority, and artist Andrei Golovkine for getting this BC 150 Legacy Project done.)
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