How things have changed since Plautus complained in one of his plays about his day being 'chopped into pieces by the ubiquitous sundials'.. I'm guessing he wouldn't be a fan of the wrist watch :) I've always wanted a sundial in my garden but never seem to get around to doing anything about it, they are so amazingly accurate, I wish I'd taken a shot of my watch at the same time as the shot above, it was spot on!
From the groyne on Cottelsoe beach all that can be seen are the peaks of the sundial, built for Australia's Bicentenary, snuggled in the craggy coastline, it's not even very visible from the road, to my mind the perfect spot!
Google was a little unhelpful re links, apart from the fact that it's a popular venue for wedding photos but the design info below is thorough and if you pull the shot in on the right the details of how it works will be clear.. as mud! As my sense of direction is legendary bad they lost me at 'as the Sun moves from East to West, the shadow on plate moves West to East...':) Happy Thursday, take care. p.s. hands up who really understood those configurations..