Every Man Is His Own Clock, Tic Toc

The Domtoren was a bit temperamental yesterday, refusing to tell the time at various points throughout the day. The news spread on Twitter and the gemeente/municipality commented, but said that the cause of the problem was unknown.

Considering the heat of the day — summer finally arrived although it seems ready to disappear again — I think the Domtoren just couldn’t be bothered. It was too hot to do much of anything! And really, after 600 years, I think even the Domtoren can be excused for playing hooky occasionally.

As it turns out, the cause of the problem was revealed today. There was a burr in one of the gears that has since been fixed. Interestingly, the gears that run the four clocks on the Domtoren are surprisingly small. You can see a picture of them here.

Tick Tock

9 thoughts on “Every Man Is His Own Clock, Tic Toc

      • O yes, I forgot about that! πŸ™‚ Creepy statue btw, always reminds me of that horrible rabbit thing from the movie Donnie Darko…

        • Somehow I never ended up seeing that film, so it hasn’t ruined the rabbit statue for me. πŸ˜‰ If you want a friendlier rabbit, there’s always the Nijntje Pleintje statue!

          • I don’t recommend that film, it’s weird to say the least and it features some bloke in a rabbit costume with a very creepy mask… I prefer Nijntje πŸ™‚

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