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Majori Station Clock

One of the integral parts of a railway station has always been the station clock. The development of railways has had an impact on many important aspects of human life, including the need for a unified time system. People in Latvia mostly used the so‑called solar time, i.e., in accordance with nature and works of the day, but railways brought the need to know precise time of the day. The Majori Station clock was built in Saint Petersburg around the turn of the 20th century, and it let people see the correct time from afar, because it had three dials: one indoors and two on the façade of the building. Today, you can see the clock and its mechanism up close.