Advent wreaths count down to Christmas, in reality they probably predate the concept of Christmas and are part of “pagan” celebrations of the solstice. I like the idea of advent, gradually preparing for our celebration of the change from darkening to lightening (Christmas is fundamentally that: a celebration of the return of light to a dark and weary world) and have “celebrated” it in my own ways for many years now.
This year I decided that I will try to add to that celebration participation in the “TimeSquares” Photo Challenge by each week during Advent.
From our visit to London last June:
Pocket watches at the British Museum.
An antique clock and its inner workings at the British Museum.
A complex timepiece at the British Museum.
Rolling balls are part of the mechanism, British Museum.
Pick up times are clearly marked on this mail box in London.