Clock Tower in Ciudad Vieja

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Ciudad Vieja Clock Tower

I honestly wonder if any of the public clocks in Guatemala actually work. The clock tower in Ciudad Vieja for instance has been set at this hour for as long as I can remember. Obviously, Guatemalans have a different respect and sense for time as say, the British. Needless to say, this clock tower is not The Big Ben. 😉

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  • Oakland Daily Photo

    Maybe the ladder means someone is going to fix the clock. Or at least change the hands. The light on the hills is wonderful. Like your thumbnail feature.

    • Thanks OaklandDP, you are not the only one who noticed the quality of the light.

  • El Canche

    As a British resident who sees Big Ben quite frequently, I can honestly say I have never used that monument to find out what time it is! It forms part of an impressive and iconic urban landscape, but with the i-phone, tablets etc, we hardly even need watches now. Maybe the authorities of Ciudad Vieja have gained wisdom….why fix it if time has moved on?

    • Why fix it, time has moved on… I wish I could have entitled this entry with that Canche. That’s very poetic, you speak like an aesthete.

  • Buzz

    It’s probably the most accurate clock in the country, since a clock that is not running is correct twice a day.

    • Hahaha Buzz, you are probably right as well.