Friday, January 13, 2012

Figures on Prague’s famous astronomical clock removed for 2-month repairs

Four wooden figures on the Czech capital’s famous medieval astronomical clock have been removed for repairs.

Clock keeper Petr Skala said Friday that the figures need a regular fix of paint to prevent humidity damage.

Skala said the clock — installed on Prague’s old-town hall in 1410 — won’t be shut down during the restoration. Legend has it that when the clock stops the capital faces catastrophe.

Click here to read this article from the Washington Post