It's a rare day when you see two old sundials, and both within a short walk one from the other.
Today I discovered this one behind the big wall that hides Jerusalem's Anglican International School from the busy Prophets' Street.
"Until the day break and the shadows flee away" is from the Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) 4:6.
On the other side the verse appears in the original Hebrew.
This building on Jaffa Street, across from the shuk, was built a hundred years ago.
There is still a synagogue inside.
The sundial, a full five meters in diameter, was made by one Moshe Shapira.
He was a self-taught astronomer who had made a study of the science according to the writings of Maimonides and the Gaon of Vilna.
For cloudy days two mechanical clocks were added.