marți, 21 iunie 2011

ATHENS Tower of the Winds

Tower of the Winds is a high building, octagonal, located in the eastern part of Plaka markets. It was designed by the famous astronomer Andronikos quite complicated as a tool for measuring time: one hour of water inside a solar outdoor clock and weather turbine above the roof.
The name "Tower of the Winds" is given by the personification of the eight winds carved on the eight sides of the building.

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