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Solvang  

Sundial 750
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Royal Copenhagen Inn main building
    Mission Road at Alterday Road
    Solvang
 
Description:
  • A cast or wrought iron vertical dial about 3 foot square painted black, prominently mounted at the roof line of the Royal Copenhagen Inn. The dial face has hour lines, half-hour marks and Roman hour numerals. The dial in not quite gnomonically correct as the building declines a few degrees west of south and the gnomon appears to be at 45? rather than 34.5?. The dial is visible from Mission Road.

    An interesting wind vane is seen on the roof peak above the dial.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Royal Copenhagen Inn
  • TIDEN ER KOSTBAR (TIME IS PRECIOUS)
  • Designer: Ferdinand Sorensen
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1984
 

Last Revised: 6/26/2012 12:12