"A locust feeding on time" Top 5 Page for this destination Cambridge Things to Do Tip by christine.j
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This year, 2009, Cambridge is celebrating the 800th anniversary of the university. There are several events, but the strangest thing I saw is a clock.
It is a big, golden circle and on the top of it a locust is sitting. Not a nice, friendly grasshopper, but a really nasty looking locust. Each minute, its mouth opens a bit more.
This is to symbolize how the time is passing and once it has passed, there is no getting it back. I suppose the artist wanted to point out that the last 800 years of the university are really and truly gone.
I cannot say I like this clock, but it's certainly very interesting to look at.
Directions: Opposite of King's Hall, you cannot miss it. It's large and many people take a picture of it.
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