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The clockwork on the front gable of the town hall shows the figures of Justice with sword and scales, Death with the hour glass, and a Watchman with a trumpet. On the very top of the gable, a metal cock is sitting.
The cock is part of the clockwork. When the bell on the roof chimes the hours, the cock will flap his wings and crow. His voice, however, is hardly a recognizable "cock-a-doodle-doo" but the ghastly dissonance of a broken trumpet - it makes me laugh whenever I hear it. Priceless and not to be missed!!!
People who live nearby hate him, though...
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