He made the Sun to rule over the day by elza

He made the Sun to rule over the day

This vertical sundial designed in 1978 was the first of several modern sundials designed by Rev Fr. George Fenech.

Fr. George Fenech was a remarkable man, starting as an electrical fitter in the dockyards of Malta at the end of WWI, later qualifying as an electrical engineer. As an engineer, he worked on the electrification of Malta with 3 phase 50 cycle power. He studied further and became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Malta. After he retired, he studied in Rome to become a priest in 1966. In his spare time he designed complex sundials involving analemma noon marks and hour lines. I have the honour of having met this man once: very gentle and humble man.

The white paint is peeling off and I hope that the people concerned do not let it deteriorate until it is lost.
Oh my! I'm glad I have a digital watch! By the time I would have worked out the actual time it would be bedtime! Great find, capture and info
September 21st, 2023  
How wonderful to read you met him, indeed an honour.
I hope it’s looked after.
September 21st, 2023  
An interesting sundial
September 21st, 2023  
A cool look at this sundial. Did you take just before 5 pm?
September 22nd, 2023  
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