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by snobzywobzy Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 6:54 AM

why do people flock from all over the world to look at this tacky clock? I live in chester and i don't understand why millions of tourists have to take pics of it in the middle of the street and get in the way! It's a hidious clock, so please tell me why people are so amazed by it?

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  • Re: why?

    by cliffcoe Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 9:09 AM

    Maybe because they do not wear watches ??

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    Re: why?

    by leics Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    If it's the one on Eastgate, maybe it's because they think it's a) a nice bit of Victoriana or b) a nice bit of engineering/design or c) well-known for either or both reasons.

    Or maybe they think it's just arresting/pretty/on the site of the Roman east gate/on the cover of some guidebook somewhere so is thought to represent Chester.

    Personal taste is infinitely variable; just as well, or the world would be hugely boring.

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    Re: why?

    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Bookmark.

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    Re: why?

    by Spincat Online Now Jan 17, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    I don't know - maybe they come to see Chester rathe than the clock?

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    Re: why?

    by iwys Online Now Nov 28, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    I think tourists mainly flock to Chester because of its cathedral and Roman heritage.

    Of the city's more modern landmarks, although I prefer Stephen Broadbent's sculptures, I don't think the clock is that bad. It does, as you rightly point out, get photographed a lot. In fact, it is the second most photographed clock in Britain, after Big Ben. One of the reasons for this is probably its prominent, central location.

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    Re: why?

    by iwys Online Now Nov 28, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    PS Sorry, I'm one of the guilty people who photgraphed it.

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    Re: why?

    by iwys Online Now Nov 28, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    and can't spell either :(

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