A new Station Clock, can you read the time?

The new train station clock in the St. Gallen provides strong reactions from the public. People are shaking their heads about this new clock! Nobody can read the time! It’s new to all, but revolutionary for a train station clock, probably unique in the world! The travelers are annoyed by the circles, crosses and rectangles that have recently adorned the façade of St. Gallen’s train station hall. This clock is far too complicated and in my opinion completely unnecessary and it needs a „university degree“ to decipher the time. Last but not least, if travelers are inside the hall, its even more complicated because the clock display is reversed!

Binary Train Station Clock

Binary Train Station Clock (view from inside of the Station Hall)

It is a binary clock. To be honest, I had some trouble to read the time of this “light installation” in the sunshine and then to decipher the binary code. It took me too long and I missed my train to the airport 🙂 

Binary System

Binary System

Can you decipher the time in the picture, what time is it? I have a little tutorial in the second picture for those that are not familiar with the binary system. I am looking forward to your answer 🙂 🙂 Attention: the clock on the picture has been taken from inside the hall, hence, the binary codes have to be read from left to right!

Station clock

Good Old Times

Die neue Bahnhofsuhr in St. Gallen sorgt für starke Reaktionen der Öffentlichkeit und sorgt für Kopfschütteln. Niemand kann die Zeit dieser Uhr lesen! Sie ist neu für alle, aber revolutionär für eine Bahnhofsuhr, wahrscheinlich einzigartig in der Welt! Die Reisenden ärgern sich über die Kreise, Kreuze und Rechtecke, die neuerdings die Fassade der St. Galler Bahnhofshalle zieren. Diese Uhr ist viel zu kompliziert und meiner Meinung nach völlig unnötig und verlangt einen “Universitätsabschluss”, um die Uhrzeit zu entschlüsselen. Zuguterletzt, für Reisende im Innern der Halle ist die Uhr seitenverkehrt!

Es ist eine binäre Uhr. Um ehrlich zu sein, hatte ich einige Probleme die Zeit dieser “Lichtinstallation” im Sonnenschein zu lesen und dann noch den Binärcode zu entziffern. Es dauerte zu lange, mein Zug zum Flughafen hatte ich auf jeden Fall verpasst 🙂 

Kannst Du die Zeit auf dem Bild entziffern, wie spät ist es? Ich habe eine kleine Anleitung im zweiten Bild für diejenigen, die nicht mit dem Binärsystem vertraut sind. Ich freue mich auf Deine Antwort 🙂 🙂 Achtung: auf dem Bild ist die Uhr seitenverkehrt!

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13 thoughts on “A new Station Clock, can you read the time?

  1. No way to decipher what time is it…😕 Too complicated…specially in the morning 😴

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  2. No way for me. haha. I agreed is complicated.

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  3. OMG:-)
    I am waiting for the answer.

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  4. Ups, echt kompliziert😯

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  5. What a ridiculous idea, I would never have worked out the correct time or even been aware it was a clock for that matter! Thanks for sharing though, as it’s very interesting.

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  6. That would do my head in!! 😉

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  7. lifeinkarolingston

    I wouldn’t even notice that this is a clock.

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  8. ahaha good luck, i suck at numbers. I won’t even try to read that but thanks for sharing. And oh, bytheway i migrated to a new location from wanderingraks to http://www.travelwands.com. Hope to see you there!

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  9. 15:14:11 ~ YEAH we had it right. Nice!!

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  10. Reblogged this on ENLIGHTENMENT ANGELS and commented:
    I got it ~ Can you? 8)

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