L'horloge fleurie

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L'horloge fleurie in Geneva, planted for the 125th anniversary of the ICRC.

L'horloge fleurie, or the flower clock, is an outdoor flower clock located on he western side of Jardin Anglais park in Geneva, Switzerland.

Around 6,500 flowering plants and shrubs are used for the clock face. The plants are changed as the seasons change.

History

The clock was created in 1955 as a symbol of the city's watchmakers, and a dedication to nature.

Its second hand is the longest in the world, at 2.5 metres (8.2 ft). It was the largest flower clock in the world, with a diameter of 5 metres (16 ft), until the 2005 installation of a 15 metres (49 ft) one in Tehran, Iran. [1]

References

  1. ^ "Tehran "Flower Clock" rivals Big Ben". Payvand. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 

External links

  • Ville-geneve.ch: official L'horloge fleurie website(in French), Patrimoine et monuments, Monuments et lieux d'intérêt.
  • Great Magazine of Timepieces » Geneva Watch Tour
  • Geneva's best watchmaking landmarks
  • CitySeeker.com: L'Horloge Fleurie, Geneva
  • Things to see in GenevaJardin Anglais (English Garden) and L'horloge Fleurie (Flower Clock).
  • L’Horloge Fleurie – The World’s Most Beautiful Clock
  • Patrimoine-horloge.fr: Horloge fleuri de Lviv, Ukraine

Coordinates: 46°12′15″N 6°09′03″E / 46.204192°N 6.150970°E / 46.204192; 6.150970

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