The sundial is recognized as one of the very first instruments that men used to measure the passage of time because of its simplicity.
The spread of the type of sundial in Europe used here at the church in Tourrettes-sur-Loup took place in the late 14th century, as its function could be compared directly with the first mechanical clocks.
The sundial of the Church of Saint-Grégoire has an inscription: “Ce n’est pas aux cadrans humains que sonne l’heure de la justice” – it means: “The time of justice does not ring / appear on the human clock”.
A good and cozy resting place is the stone bench just below the sundial, with a good view of the old medieval town.
By Tommy Sverre / 2021
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