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It’s our “Big Ben” … The bell tower clock of the Cathedral of Funchal stopped yesterday at two minutes to nine, as I reported in a blog post yesterday evenng.

It seems insignificant, but the truth is that this morning it misleads the heads of a lot of people who turned up to work a little late, thinking they still had a few minutes. There were a few citizens who came in slightly behind on duty today, and it is curious, even in an age where anyone can have a wristwatch, or can see the hours on the cell phone or a multitude of electronic devices, there are still many people who direct their gazes to the steeple of the Church, for the pointers that point to the Roman numerals, that rule their life.

Taken from FN