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Bellingham  

Sundial 915
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   48° 45.11' N Longitude:   122° 28.37' W
Location:
  • Located on the south wall of Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity Street in Bellingham. Flora St. and Unity St.
 
Description:
  • The vertical dial is incorporated into a bright, flowing mural 29 x 54 feet covering nearly all of the south wall of a brick building. The mural was several years in the making. It began with an international competition sponsored by Allied Arts of Bellingham and sundial enthusiast Sasch Stephens. Ultimately the mural with embedded vertical dial was dedicated on the fall equinox. Called the "First Shadow Celebration" many local celebrities recognized the new mural artwork and old art of sun dialing.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Allied Arts of Bellingham
  • Savor the Gifts of This Hour
  • Designer: Sasch Stephens & Gretchen Leggitt
  • Builder: Artists Gretchen Leggitt
  • Construction Date: Dedicated Sept 22, 2018
 
References:
  • Sasch Stephens - "Sundials as a Passion"
    Gretchen Leggitt - "The Design and the Project"
    Brad Snowder of Spanel Planetarium (WWU) "The Copernican Revolution"
    Dr. Kristen Larson, Dept Physics/Astronomy (WWU) "It Takes a Village to Raise Life-Long Learners,
    Dr. Woody Sullivan, (UW) "Sundials - Still Marvelous in an iPhone Era"

    and city offials as well at Mataio Gillis, co-owner of Ciao Thyme.
 
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Last Revised: 2018-09-26 20:20