Thursday, 18 October 2012

Human gnomon

Each visitor to this human size sundial is invited to form its gnomon him or herself. It is on the Cumbrian coast at Seascale and it is a memorial to those killed in the shootings there a couple of years ago. We were quite taken by it when we were there last week - albeit in the rain so we used it in reverse to identify the approximate direction of the sun.

My father was at school in the village in the 1930s, by coincidence my mother-in-law taught at a different school there in the 1950s, and by no coincidence at all we stayed there for family holidays in the 1970s, so it was good to call in again.

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