Before clocks, sundials were used to show the time through the positioning of a shadow on a flat surface, but clocks as we know them have now been around for a while now. Throughout their time, some of them have become incredibly famous throughout the world and some has become huge tourist attractions as well. Here are some of the world’s most famous clocks:
Big Ben – London
Officially called Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell clock tower at the Palace of Westminster. It was completed in 1858, with the tower holding the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world; the Big Ben is also the third tallest free-standing clock tower. This is the most famous landmark in London, England, and one of the most famous monuments in Europe.
Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia
From 1901 until 1908, the Philadelphia City Hall held the title of the tallest building in the world, with its height of 548 ft (167 metres). This famous tower has four clocks, one on each side, with each clock being 26 ft (8 metres) in diameter. Read more