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Carmel  

Sundial 179
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
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Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Sundial Lodge at Carmel by the Sea
    Now, L' Auberge Carmel
    Monte Verde at Seventh
 
Description:
  • A simple 12 inch diameter equatorial ring dial of rusted steel on a cast iron base bolted to a brick floor. This replacement dial has Arabic numerals and the base has Zodiacal symbols. The original "Sundial Lodge" was renovated as a boutique hotel but during the construction the original horizontal dial was lost.

    The original horizontal dial was about 16 in. diameter, made of bronze with a circular plate with Roman numerals on a plain concrete column and displayed the inscription, "Count none but the sunny hours."
 
General Information:
  • Owner: L' Auberge Carmel
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  • Construction Date: Replacement 2009