The Chisinau hours - a part of history of our city. The Tic-tac watch, the old city of Kishinev. Time, oh this time: here that eternally does not suffice all of us. Seconds run, there pass minutes, arrows turn off hours, days, weeks. We constantly hasten, constantly we glance at hours - the blessing now they almost at each of us on a hand, in мобидьном phone, on a table. And after all some more honeycombs years ago personal hours were the luxury accessible at all each. And time then flew slowly, measured by dawn, declines yes a sound of bells.
The Kishinev hours - a part of history of our city. No, not these elektronno-modern, blankly gleaming on a board the green points. Others, present. Mechanical, with пудовыми the arrows, hard turning gears in the volume bodies. When the first city hours for certain became the present sensation - still, the miracle of technical thought yes is direct in the street! Unfortunately, now it is difficult to tell, where exactly they settled down, but, nevertheless, some data on the Kishinev hours remained.
Under documents the first city hours have appeared in one of the most visited places of a city - the City garden (nowadays park of Штефана than Маре). Besides hours there was two - solar and hardly later mechanical. From curious public mechanical hours have been protected by metal rods - a measure not out of place in those days when much would like to understand how движутся arrows. Hours have appeared hardly later, than park - in the twenties XIX centuries. One more city hours have soon appeared on a building which stood on a place of a building of the modern mayoralty in 1830th years. It were heavy iron hours of English type, their mechanism reminded the mechanism of hours of Westminster Abbey in London. As in those days this part of a city was intensively built up and already was considered as the centre of Kishinev (which remained and till now), occurrence of city hours with approval has been apprehended by townspeople. In a foot also the church in due course moved ahead. About the termination of building of temple Феодора Тирона over a porch there was a big dial. Local люд was rather poor, quarters round church represented in the basic assemblage of hovels so occurrence of hours has not passed not noticed. However, other faiths have decided not to lag behind. In 1835 in the main Kishinev street it has been completed Lutheran кирха, its belltower became one of the highest buildings of a city. Here too hours have been established, but it is ready later, in the end of XIX century - nevertheless, progress inevitably moved ahead, and clockworks passed from luxury goods in the necessity category. The beginning of next decade has pleased кишиневцев with the termination of building of the Triumphal Arch (the Arch of Sacred Gate), and in 1841 the city treasury has allocated money for acquisition of arch hours. Them carried from the Odessa, from the watch-maker known in those days - Italian Gelitseli. This gift to a city has managed to a thought in more, than three thousand roubles - the huge sum. However, business of that costed, but already at the end of the century hours have replaced with the German. This foreign miracle not only showed time: melodies, отзваниваемые hours each quarter of hour, have given to a city a capital lustre.
Are not less important there were also hours on a building of the city station constructed at the end of the century. They, as well as station, became one more certificate of development of a city, let and slow, but its transformations from a province in quite civilised imperial city.
Unfortunately, any of those, old hours, have not lived up to now. Too many destructions were brought by II World, earthquakes were too strong and fires are relentless. But, can, it and to the best. The new century brings new miracles about which, perhaps, our descendants, years through hundred will recollect with the same nostalgia.