Water Clock at Leggiana
street near the church at Leggiana, you can see a water clock. The water, coming from the house in front, activates the mechanism.
has been restored in 2002. We find a similar watch in Rome at Villa Borghese , near the Pincio terrace. On the
watch there is written:
”The person who is looking
at the clock, does not realise that death is near”
And under this sentence there is written:
“The water activates my mechanism
to give pleasure to the people passing by”
Translation done by
Group Leader: Luca
Working group: Luca P., Alessio A. and Gabriele C.
School year 2004/2005
I.I.S. Carlo Urbani - Rome/Italy
Coordinator: Prof. Noemi Lusi
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