Tuesday, 23 November 2010

ABC Wednesday - S



While we were in Vancouver earlier this year we visited Gastown and were intrigued by this lovely Steam Clock. According to Wikipedia it was built in 1977 and is powered by a steam engine.




As you can see I took this video of it at 4 pm. I had to put it on YouTube as I had difficulty uploading it to my blog.




Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Wednesday team who host this each week. To see more of the letter S, please click here.

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating post for the S Day, Anne! What an interesting clock! One of the things I love about blogging and the different memes is how much you have the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world! Terrific! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Maggie May said...

That was amazing! You always seem to do such unusual and informative ABC Wednesdays!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Cildemer said...

Wow! What a Splendid Steam clock! Never Seen anything like that. Thanks for Sharing;o)

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Sweet SWedneSday****

Roger Owen Green said...

what a hoot; i mean, what a TOOT!
never heard of such a thing.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Very attractive clock! And surrounding area! Enjoyed this!

Mom vs. the boys said...

oooh a video! how fun!

Wanda said...

Well, my goodness... A steam clock. What a clever and unusual post.

Hildred and Charles said...

A great choice for S, Anne.

Pam said...

That's the coolest clock I have ever seen (except for Big Ben of course). Great post Anne! X

Barbara said...

How fascinating - great one for S day.

Andy said...

Great photo and video. I never realize there is such a thing as a steam clock.

joo said...

I've never seen anything like this! Wonderful and so interesting!
Great post:)
Hugs

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so interesting!I think there is another one inside a Museum in South of Brazil, but a little one.
Thanks also for the video!
hugs
Léia

Gattina said...

What a nice clock ! looks like the English once.
Gattina from ABC Team

Mar said...

Very unique and lovely!!!
S is for Santa

photowannabe said...

Quite a fascinating clock. I remember seeing that many years ago when we visited that area.

Joy said...

What a great clock, loved the video. Surprising that it is relatively modern, it the sort of thing the 19th century industrialists loved.

Beverley Baird said...

We saw this clock when we were in Vancouver 2 years ago. It was interesting reading about its history.
Have a wonderful week Anne!

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

I've never heard of a steam clock before. It was so lovely to hear it "chiming", I felt I wanted to hug it for its effort.

Denise said...

What a hoot, I absolutely love that clock. Thanks for sharing the photo and the video Anne. Maybe we will see it one day as we would love to go back to the northwest and visit Vancouver this time.