While I took this photograph in Mayfield Garden, I was not aware what this thing is called. After some research work I got to know this beautiful garden sculpture is called Sundial. A sundial is a device that measures time by the position of the Sun and was used by our ancestors to track time of the day.
It can be often counted to keep accurate time. Today most people who have sundials in their gardens use them for decoration rather than as a way of keeping time. Thanks to the invention of the digital wristwatch. However sundials will always be remembered as a fascinating scientific instrument, a link with history, a connection to the universe and a connection to live life slower.
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