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Beauty around-the-clock


To open up my contribution to Becky’s December “timesquare” challenge, I thought I’d show my local clock tower. It makes a great meeting point in the centre of St Albans, with benches next to it, and coffee, ice cream and foody market stalls nearby. In the summer, it is open at weekends for a visit to view the insides of the clock and to climb to the very top for a gaze at the excellent views across the city. It is a key contributor to the beauty of St Albans.

The oil painting below shows the tower in its earlier days, circa 1919, bearing a street shrine to soldiers of World War I, to the left of the downstairs window.


St Albans Clock Tower by Henry Mitton Wilson, c. 1919





Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 December 2018
Posted as part of #timesquare

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