Installed in the year 1410, the giant outdoor clock in downtown Prague has been ticking for over 6 centuries, and is the world’s oldest astronomical clock still in operation.

Installed in the year 1410, the giant outdoor clock in downtown Prague has been ticking for over 6 centuries, and is the world’s oldest astronomical clock still in operation.

You gotta wonder what kind of a future they imagined this piece would live to see. What space age this would end up in...

I bet it had hover boards.

https://youtu.be/5YQxAv6zg9o?t=43

Check out what they did for the 600th Anniversary of it:

Studio version: https://vimeo.com/15749093

Fan taken:

That clock tower is actually a functioning municipal building. If you look to the left of the clock there is a window with a diamond pattern in the glass. That is actually a window that, if you stand in the inside room, is a slightly high window that sits up above the back of the head of the magistrate who conducts civic weddings. It’s not a fancy room but the location is amazing. I know this because when I lived in Prague I got married there; two expats. The translator we used was super nice and probably arranged for us to use it; as we didn’t ask for it.

Many of the old buildings, like the Prague Castle, are fully modernized and operating buildings on the inside.

It is a masterpiece.
If you are planning to come to Prague to see this beautiful clock, you should know that the tower and the clock will be under repair for the next 5-6 months.
What it looks like right now:
https://i.imgur.com/opDfKb6.jpg

It is a masterpiece. If you are planning to come to Prague to see this beautiful clock, you should know that the tower and the clock will be under repair for the next 5-6 months. What it looks like right now:

Ah yes. The "under construction" style that seems to be exhibited at every distinguished landmark or building only when I visit them.

And there it is. An actual legitimate use of vertical video.

OP I posed this two days ago...

It is neat but now surrounded by tens of thousands of rude Chinese tourists every day...

It's more than 600 years old. If someone is expecting rotating holographic projections of Ivanka's tits, they are going to be disappointed.

This was just posted a few days ago.

Been on Reddit 7 years and never seen this. If you've already seen it then downvote it or ignore it and go on your way. I don't understand what these comments attempt to convey.

If people downvote reposted material then it won't get many upvotes. If it does that means either people want to see it or haven't seen it. Let the system work and leave your comments by the wayside.

Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years.

I literally posted it two days ago!

My grandparents got married there! <3

This made me laugh because that's exactly how I remember it. Every time it draws on the hour it is absolutely swarmed with people.

My picture from New Years Day in Prague just before the scaffolding went up:  https://i.imgur.com/RYb0Tlq.jpg

My picture from New Years Day in Prague just before the scaffolding went up:

Has it been going non stop and also how accurate is it?

Seriously what the fuck it was front page.

Missed opportunity “Czech* out what they did...”

For like the 5th time since the new year