Dali's Solar Quadrant

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In context : A case in Time : clocks, quadrants or meridians in Paris

(From : Saint-Sulpice Church). Take Saint-Sulpice street on the left of the church, than get to Odéon subway station through de Condé street. Follow Saint-Germain boulevard, cross Saint-Michel boulevard, leave the Square de Cluny by and once getting to Saint-Jacques street, take it towards the river (thus on your left) up to Dali's quadrant. By the way, what is the French title of the master's famous work where three "soft clocks" can be seen ? The last word of this title will be your second clue.

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Paris is said to have around 100 solar quadrants. The one of the Saint-Jacques street in the Vth district is the work of Salvador Dali. It was made in 1966 as a woman's head whose upper part is in the shape of a scallop (a "coquille Saint-Jacques" in French... Typical Dali, isn't it ?).

The street's name (as well as the eponymous tower in the 4th district, near Châtelet), comes from the Compostela Pilgrimage, being one the streets that one can take at the beginning of the journey.

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