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Albuquerque  

Sundial 669
State/Province:  New Mexico Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   35° 07.417' N Longitude:   106° 32.517' W
Location:
  • Loma del Rey Park
    On Comanche Road NE between
    Wyoming Blvd NE and Eubank Blvd.
    Albuquerque
 
Description:
  • A 36 inch diameter brass and copper horizontal sundial with a gnomon depicting a bird standing and a bird in flight. The bird motif reminds of "The Bird of Time has but a little way to fly--and Lo! the bird is on the Wing" by Omar Khayyam.

    The gnomon is buttressed for strength and includes a brass ball at the top as a safety feature in light of a nearby middle school.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Albuquerque
  • The Bird of Time Sundial
    Gino Schiavone 2008
    Commissioned by The City of Albuquerque's Art in Municipal Places Program
  • Designer: Gino Schiavone
  • Builder: Gino Schiavone
  • Construction Date: 9-Aug