Saturday, September 22, 2012
Gaining an hour but losing the day
A big clock in the bell tower--I guess it tells the monks at St. Gerasimus monastery exactly when to ring the bells for prayer.
Tonight this and all our clocks will have to be turned back an hour.
It is only September; it is still sunny, hot and dry, like summer.
So why does Israel have to go off sha'on kayits, the "summer clock" (Daylight Savings) and jump so soon into sha'on choref, "winter clock"?
Every year the politicians and the Knesset argue about when to go off D.S.T. but they can't get their act together.
All I know is that the dark of night will be coming way too soon.
REMINDER: The Wikipedia photo competition is happening now! Contribute your cultural heritage pictures and you might even win a prize.
Details at my post about Wiki Loves Monuments.
And today's Wiki blog post proves that heritage buildings should be photographed before they are lost. (Something Israel, especially, should be thinking about, maybe.)