E.J.Wilkins

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Winchester


Knowing your place ..... at Winchester Guildhall

I have no idea whose idea it might have been to provide this geographical and meteorological knowledge to anybody who cares to look, but somebody decided to enclose a Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometer, a barometer and a barograph for all to see, so that they might have some idea of the weather forecast.

Along with this is all the relevant geographical data relating to the place - height above sea level, latitude, longitude, points west of Greenwich meridian and also the astronomical time difference from GMT.

This equipment isn't hidden from view, yet when I was taking this picture several people commented that they'd never noticed it before.
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Winchester


Knowing your place ..... at Winchester Guildhall

I have no idea whose idea it might have been to provide this geographical and meteorological knowledge to anybody who cares to look, but somebody decided to enclose a Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometer, a barometer and a barograph for all to see, so that they might have some idea of the weather forecast.

Along with this is all the relevant geographical data relating to the place - height above sea level, latitude, longitude, points west of Greenwich meridian and also the astronomical time difference from GMT.

This equipment isn't hidden from view, yet when I was taking this picture several people commented that they'd never noticed it before.
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comments (14)

This is lovely Ellie - a veritable feast of information!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2008, 09:36
Someone went to a lot of trouble to put this here. This is one of those little details that people often miss - it takes a photographer's eye to spot it!
Ingrid
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 May 2008, 10:16
It is an eccentric gem, Ellie. Great find!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 May 2008, 10:24
Great capture Ellie
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 27 May 2008, 11:51
This tells us all we need to know, Ellie.
well spotted Ellie
  • martie
  • in the hotel
  • 27 May 2008, 12:58
What a unique idea! Glad you shared it with us. Gorgeous photo!
Great capture Ellie. I love it. Thanks for sharing!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 May 2008, 18:57
Well spotted Ellie.
We seldom notice things we see every day! I love things like this, and I don't recall seeing it before even though I've been to Winchester many times!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2008, 21:06
Never seen it before either! sad Another image full of interest.
EJWilkins: I'll see if I can find some more 'secrets' next time I visit Winchester. wink
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire
  • 27 May 2008, 21:34
People do walk past these sort of things Ellie so well seen. All it wants now is a global warming meter!
EJWilkins: Hah! Not a chance, at least I hope not! wink
Of this image I mainly like the uniformity of tones and forms that I see.!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 May 2008, 23:43
Must be for the guild of meteorologists. Great picture though.

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