Thursday, March 27, 2008

Marking time

Tomorrow our time will be UTC/GMT +3. Daylight saving time begins tonight while we sleep. In Hebrew it's called sha'on kaits, literally, "summer clock."
I hope the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians remember to reset the giant watch that hangs on the iconostasis of their church in the Holy Sepulchre.

2 comments:

Rambling Round said...

A lot of interesting things to see here. What is the purpose of the giant watch? Just a clock or something more?

Dina said...

Hi Rambling Round,
Yes, it is a fascinating old church. I'll look for my notes from a guided tour on "Christian art in the Old City" and try to post more about it.
You can spend DAYS in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre just observing the things and the people.
The watch, it kinda looks like a white elephant gift, no?