The Botanic Garden of Barcelona launches a watch that tells time through the human shadow
A group of volunteers from the Friends Association of Botanic Garden has been enriched by the construction of a clock analemmatic sun at the Botanical Garden of Barcelona. This type of sundial has the peculiarity that tells time with the projection of the human shadow and it does so in a very precise way. To know when you just need a person is placed above the drawing of the ground, exactly in the month and day when it is, then stretching his arms up going to cast a shadow on the exact time. If an elongated stick accuracy is even greater is used.
To paint the clock counted on the help of friends Gnomòmica Society of Catalunya. The company states that the activity has been carried out very quickly and effectively and that the 10 places at his disposal the labor camp to build the clock were taken very quickly.
This activity is included in the field of work that began on July 2 and ends this Friday 8. Participants also repaired and expanded the sensory garden, designed for people with disabilities can also enjoy the botanical wealth. Wooden boxes are used for installing were damaged and are replaced by new ones. In addition, the sensory garden has changed location to leave the central free space space for other activities.
In addition, the volunteers created a new pergola for climbing plants of wisteria kind in the Botanical Garden Històric. The former had become too small and did not allow the plant to grow properly, the support was not sufficient and there was danger of falling.
In parallel to these activities is already available virtual stroll through the Botanical garden of Barcelona and the Botanical Garden Històric. These two parks are among six in the metropolitan area of Barcelona with virtual access, a move aimed at spreading knowledge parks nearby. The virtual tour can be done through the website of the Área Metropolitana de Barcelona or via Google Maps.