Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Clock Of Astronomical Proportions

My wife and I have wanted to visit the city of Prague for as long as we've been together.  One site I long to see is the famous astronomical clock tower, located at the Old Town Square in the center of Prague.
Recently, there was a celebration of the 600 year anniversary of this old ticker and here is some really cool footage.  This video is a live recording of what is called digital projection mapping on the face of the tower.
The 600 Years from the macula on Vimeo.

I did a quick little sketch of one of the Saints that appear at the clock's windows when it chimes.
I love how these wooden figures are proportioned.  The have large tops of their heads that narrow down at the base, along with large hands, and no legs. They're designed that way due the distance and angle they are viewed from the street level.

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE to visit Prague. I'll have to add this to my list of sites to see if I ever make it there.