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Here is yet another photo from my recent archives. It is from the 14th century Bazylika Mariacka (St. Mary's Church) in Gdańsk, Poland. The woman is carefully studying its 15th century wooden astronomical clock.

Bazylika Mariacka is one of the largest brick churches in the world, and likewise this is one of the world's largest wooden astronomical clocks. Among the things it can do, according to Wikipedia, is to show the phases of the moon, the position of the moon and sun in relation to the zodiac signs, and the calendar of saints. Various figures, including Adam and Eve, appear every hour. It actually also tells the time and date.

I am aware that this photo doesn't show the clock perfectly. Some small parts are not seen, but to me this photo is very much about the woman's participation. The way she is standing, leaning her head to watch the upper part, means more to me than showing every detail of the clock.

Here is a larger version.

I will show two exteriors of the church as workshops, one from just outside, another from two blocks away. I suppose any of them could actually have done reasonably well as main uploads.

You can locate the church by using the map coordinates 54.34986 18.65329. The little yellow man will take you inside. It was again impossible to register the figures the intended way.

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