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Photographer's Note

This shot is taken from the tower of the Old Town Hall, while the Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj of the Hall was presenting its show. It is a real highlight for the tourists visiting the Old Town at noon.

The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall and is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. The four figures flanking the clock are set in motion at the hour, with Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time. On the hour there is a presentation of statues of the Apostles at the doorways above the clock, with all twelve presented at noon.

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