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‘Reverse Clock atop Bolivia’s Parliament building’ – by K.J.S.Chatrath.


“.. … This analogue clock on the top La Paz’s House of Congress underwent an unusual change in 2014. It was reconfigured to run backwards so that its hands turn counterclockwise.

In fact the very concept of ‘clockwise’ and anti-clock wise was challenged. ‘Who says that the clock always has to turn one way? Bolivia’s Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca proudly declared the unorthodox new mechanism to be ‘The Clock of the South’…   …”

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