Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photo Hunt: Old Fashioned

PSHunt

Old Fashioned

This week's theme was hard for us, because we Sphynx are the opposite of old-fashioned! We are still a fairly new breed - the first Sphynx was born in 1966. Also, we are indoor-only cats, so we don't have any old-fashioned toys (ie. real mice or other animals). Our food isn't old-fashioned either - Dragonheart eats prescription venison food, and Merlin eats 100% organic, 100% hormone-free, 100% antibiotic-free, and grain-free food. So, we aren't old-fashioned at all.

Finally, we found this photo in our humans' photo collection. They were in Prague in March 2007 to run a half-marathon. This is a photo of the Astronomical Clock in Prague. And old-fashioned way of telling time! (Although quite modern when it was built in 1410!) You can find more information on the Astronomical Clock here.

Prague Astronomical Clock

80 comments

Siani said...

That astronomical clock is very pretty - and perfect for this week's theme. Have a lovely, purry weekend.

Daisy said...

I have never seen anything like that before. It's really interesting and it is amazing that it is still running!

topcatrules said...

That was interesting to look at!

A. said...

Fascinating clock, and beautiful too!

Julie said...

The clock is amazing, so advanced in its time and so historical for these times.

Best regards to your humans.

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Maggy & Zoey said...

We can't tell time, but it's a lovely clock just the same... as for old-fashioned: you two are thousands of year "old"... being "sfnxx" and you are among the most beautiful, elegant, treasured and majestic creations of society.

Yen said...

WOW! That looks amazing! Beautiful photo too:)

Christine and FAZ said...

It is a truly beautiful clock. My human is in Prague all next week on a shoot for a TV commercial. I hope she gets to see this clock. FAZ

CRIZ LAI said...

I had a laugh reading the list of food you and Merlin had. That's real nice and rich. Good food anyway.

I heard a lot about Prague. they do have many wonderful sites for visit. Great shot for the week :)

Hootin' Anni said...

That is PURRfect you two!!! As always.

Happy weekend to you both, and your human resources too!!!

mousey said...

wonderful shots and very intersting too!

Pato & Pearl said...

Wow never seen such huge clocks like these. Nice one.

Happy hunting

Pearl

Kaz's Cats said...

That's an amazing clock - and a great choice as 'old fashioned' - at almost 600 years old it has to qualify.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

JesieBlogJourney said...

I have never seen one before. Even if I do, I may have to figure out what I am looking at. It certainly is old-fashioned.

Mine is up too.

genny said...

Hmm its unique and you cannot find that anywhere ots antique.

Randi said...

I have never seen anything like that!
Perfect for this theme!

Lynn said...

This looks so classic!

sasha said...

Perfect photo for this week's theme! Mine's up too :)

Mickey said...

That is a great Old Fashioned picture. What a cool clock!
We found the theme hard to do and include cats!
Purrs Mickey

goldenshade said...

Very interesting clock. Cool photo.

Tempest said...

This makes me want to travel. Seeing all the wonderful new places and things is exactly why I'm doing photohunt. Thank you!

joan said...

nice pick for the theme.. :)

have a great weekend!

Parker said...

Yup, that would qualify as an old, old fashioned clock!

Stine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cindy said...

That clock looks very interesting- I'll have to go check out your links about it.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Mom loves old clocks and old architecture. So she loves this photo!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Wow! That is so purty!

Ramses said...

Even though the Abyssinian breed isn't a new breed, we don't have any photos of early Abys. The oldest one we have is one of my Great Great Grandma and she looks just the same as any of us now... So I'z picked one of My Mummy's photos too! :)

napaboaniya said...

That Astronomical Clock looks pretty cool :)

Yoggie said...

Oh, my female human has the same photo of the clock in Prague! She was there years ago when she was just sweet 16.

Barbara H. said...

Great choice for today! Quite old-fashioned.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a very interesting looking clock. First time I've heard and seen an Astronomical Clock. Thanks for sharing.

Utah Mommy said...

Yeah fascinating! Very old one! Very pretty. You did a good job taking photo of that beautiful clock!Mine is up too Happy weekend!

michico*Adan said...

This is very very interesting~!!!
Thanks for let me see this!!!!!

Alasandra said...

Our Mommy loves the clock. She likes old fashioned things. We had trouble with the theme too. We wound up with a paper sack. Apparently some OLD FASHIONED grocery stores still use them. The Grandparents send some home when the folks visit.

pat said...

Your humans made a great choice for this week!! :-)

Happy Weekend.

MamaArcher said...

now that is a pretty cool photo!!

ellen b. said...

Whoa! That is very cool!

Team Tabby said...

Thank you for showing us that wonderful clock, it is very unique.

Moe & Mindy

Heather said...

That is an incredible clock!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great choice for The Hunt! What a fascinating clock!

the teach said...

Gorgeous clock! Also thanks for the info on the Sphynx cat. didn't know any of it. Prescription venison food? Oh my...your humans love you guys!

kim said...

Perfect picture! What an amazing site....thanks for sharing.
*smiles*
Kim

The Cat Realm said...

Dragonheart - could you please delete my link in your linky box - I accidentally hit the wrong line - I wanted to only leave a comment - sorry!!!!
And the comment: What a wonderful choice for this Saturday's theme!
Karl

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Oh boy. Mom got all acited thinking about going to Prague. Maybe this year they will go.
You two eat the right kind of food. All that yucky stuff wif all da fillers an junk just makes us kitties sick.

g_mirage said...

great find! that's about 600+ years!

JC said...

Beautiful example! You know, funny, you've reminded me... my youngest sister can't tell time from a traditional clock... just astounds me.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Dragonheart, from what we have heard of Sphynx from you, you all have many of the best meezer characteristics!

carolinespicturepages.com said...

What a neat looking clock. I don't remember if I ever heard of the clock before.

Sabine said...

Nice one - glad you guys dug in your humans' photo archives! Prague is one of the cities that's on my "to-go-to" list. I'll make sure to look up that clock, if I ever arrive there...

Happy weekend! :)

Carver said...

That's a beautiful clock and great that your humans went to Prague to run the half marathon. Have a great weekend.

Gattina said...

That's a very beautiful and original clock !

Joyismygoal said...

Awesome clock such workmanship i love it

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes, you two are much too up-to-date to be considered old-fashioned in any way!
You managed to find a very interesting entry though - I didn't know of that clock.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a beautiful clock. Our mum once had a penfriend from Prague and she came and visited her in England.It was in the 60's when Czechoslovakia was invaded, and her penfriend had to cut short her stay and go home quickly.Mum never heard from her again. She often thinks of her and hopes every thing turned out all right.

The Furry Bambinos said...

hi dragonheart and merlin,

that is a great picture of the astronomical clock!

i enjoy reading your blog! i am tagging you for the nicknames meme, so stop by my blog for the info!

meeerkat

jams o donnell said...

That's a wonderful clock. Happy weekend!

Eve said...

WOW! Just wow. Great use of theme!

Thanks for visiting me and leaving a message.

Liz said...

Gosh, that is old-fashioned!

I had assumed yours was an old breed too, Dragonheart and Merlin. Thank you for teh information.

Sanni said...

That´s a very pretty clock. We´ve not been to Prague, yet, but there´s a good chance for a visit this year.

We have to see the astronomical clock for sure!

Happy hunting und schönes Wochenende =)

jmb said...

I love those old clocks, especially the mechanical ones like the one in Munich and the Strasbourg clock. Excellent choice.

Liza said...

That clock is absolutely old fashioned. Very good choice for the theme. Thanks for dropping by.

A Simple Life said...

It's a lovely old fashioned clock. Happy Sunday.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Thanks for sharing this great clock with us today..The two of you would look cool roaming around the house I posted on my blog today..hugs to my furry friends...

Teena said...

That's nice that your mom and dad let you use one of their pictures.

Thanks for stopping by mine!

BlurMommy said...

Very nice clock!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Very cool clock!

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, that is really cool. Mom wants to go read all about it, but we made her write you first. Mom says you can be a new breed and still have old fashioned values, like being the nice gentleman cat that you are.

Roxy & Lucky

Kimo & Sabi said...

Our beans has visited that clock! THey likes Prague a lots . . . there are lots of old fashioned buildings there!

Janet said...

Great old-fashioned photo!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yup, we'd say a 598 year old clock qualifies as old fashioned!

Bonggamom said...

Wow, built in 1410 and it can still tell time! Is it like a cuckoo clock where little figures come dancing out of the top windows??

tanabata said...

Thanks for reminding me of my trip to Prague a few years ago. The clock is a great choice for this week's theme.

eph2810 said...

Wow - I didn't realize that your breed is that young. Thank you for sharing the information.

I think the clock you have found is just perfect for this week's theme. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great week.

mistyeiz said...

wow, that looks like a very complicated way of telling time!! lol =P thanks for sharing, lovely shot.

YTSL said...

Wow, I think that's the first non-cat themed Photo Hunt entry I've seen on this blog! ;b

Heather said...

That is one impressive and OLD old-fashioned clock. What a great photo!

Thanks for visiting my blog -- hope you're having a wonderful weekend. ;o)

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

That is an amazing clock!
Your beans have seen some really nice places.

~ Napoleon

farmingfriends said...

What a lovely clock and very interesting. sara from farmingfriends

Patrick said...

Arriving in Prague in the Winter was like a dream come true for me as to gaze across the snow covered rooftops was like something straight out of a fairy tale...
Right from the moment I took my first walk around the old town in the evening mist of my first night, I instantly felt as though I had been swallowed up by its astounding history from its first founding just over a millennia ago.
We booked a room in Prague hotel right in the center of the Old Town - wanting to be close to everything.The old town square is simply breathtaking, presided over majestically as it is by the town hall and the dominating presence of the monolithic Church of Our Lady before Tyn. A short five minute walk from the square has you standing on the banks of the Vltava River gazing in awe at the medieval masterpiece of the Charles Bridge - in fact the only thing that can possibly tear your eyes from this visual feast is the simply stunning presence of Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral standing proudly watching over the city on the opposite bank.
And that is just the beginning of visual treats that Prague has to offer... :-)