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Old February 26th, 2016, 11:11 PM   #81
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Skopje's clock tower is located in the complex of the Sultan Murat's mosque, on a hill very close to the old town. It was built in the period from 1566 to 1572. It was the first clock tower in the Ottoman Empire.

The mechanism of the clock was brought from the clock tower in Sziget, Hungary, after its conquering by the Turks. Skopje's clock tower was built on the foundations of an earlier medieval defense tower. At first it was made of wood, but later was built with bricks.

This tower survived a big fire in 1689, but in 1904 was rebuilt in today's form. In the earthquake that hit Skopje in 1963 the clock tower suffered some damage and the clock mechanism was lost, but in 2008 a new clocks were installed.

Today this tower is one of the many symbols of the oriental past of the city of Skopje.

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I do believe Europe's clock towers are the most fascinating ones on earth.
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Clock tower in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala: (construction started in 1886, finished in 1894)

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Tolbooth Steeple (middle) and St. Mary's Tron Kirk steeple (foreground right), 16th century with Victorian modifications

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The time ball atop the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill rises each day to the top of its mast and then drops to coincide with the firing of the One O'Clock Gun from Edinburgh Castle, this allowed ships in Leith to accurately set their chronometers

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