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Response to Needa Moment (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:39 AM

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If I might, I'm reminded of a day when I literally lost my breath in seeing a most remarkable display of technology.

As a tinkerer since childhood, an architect by degree, and an artist by nature, I couldn't resist visiting the clock museum in Geneva one afternoon when I had the time.

It's named the Musée international d'horlogerie.

I was stunned at first by the detail and craftsmanship, shocked by the age and ingenuity of these devices and each part. How did they do this.

Particularly striking, I think, was that not only were these tiny gears perfect in every way, but there were inscribed works, perfectly inscribed into these parts.

I'm certain that it couldn't be done as well today with all the technology we have at hand.

I literally had to walk outside to catch my breath. And, I'll never forget that day.

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