Time Balls and Guns
WHS from which regular time signals are "sent" (or where the equipment to do so still exists). The 2 forms of signal are a ball dropped from a visible point and/or a gun fired at a specific time.
The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.
- Edinburgh: 1pm a Time gun from the Castle and ball from Calton Hill Link
- Maritime Greenwich: At 1pm since 1833 a Time Ball is dropped from above Flamsteed house
- St. Petersburg: At noon from the St Peter and Paul Fortress Link
- Valletta: Saluting Battery Barracca garden. Now only on Saturdays at noon. Link
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Time Balls and Guns?
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- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source