"Time is too slow for those who want to swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love time is not" + Coming back to greenwich park (like the 8) + "The true Meridian" is the truth. Cross the line. ... + Always have this "121212121 thing" everywhere in the riddle... it's the marching sound = romans marching. = Leads me to the lovers walk and the roman buildings infront of the "Roman Motherstone Fountain". There is a squaremetre (51°28'43.91" N 0°00'07.77" E)right a few metres on the way. It looks like an old roman sundial (approx. 43– 410 AD). If a timestamp is needed: 21.06.1880 11:55 GMT, it's when the showdown of the time ball starts. In this year the GMT was legally established. The time ball was installed in 1833.
BST was adopted much later.
With the length of the shadow you can also determine dates. All developed cultures measured time with the help of moon and sun. The romans established the Julian Calendar. In summertime the sundial is showing shorter shadow length. At 21st of June (Gregorian) it would show the smallest shadow at noon around 12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST when the time ball drops (actually two minutes later we have the solar noon and in wintertime at 21st of December it will be at 11:58 - that's why it's called "MEAN" Time) The earth rotates around the sun in 1 year with an axial tilt of 23.5°. From our perspective the "sun returns" on the northern side of the earth on the longest day 21st of June. I could explain more about the bigger picture, but when should I stop?
Post by bellosthemighty on Aug 8, 2018 16:45:53 GMT -5
Ahahahaha. I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't be trolling, but I just couldn't resist.
I've seen this happen before, and fallen into the trap myself as well. You find a solution that makes SO much sense and fits SO well, so that when it's wrong, you don't get it. You worked on that solution for how long, you must be on to something. So you look at it just a little different, maybe you missed one little thing, and come up with a new answer. Which is also wrong. So you try it again, and again, and before you realize it you've drifted so far off course that your grasping at straws and making tenuous connections and producing a whole sequence of solutions, each less elegant and just as wrong as the last.
Pretty much all big hunts have their share of this. Masquerade allegedly gave birth to several serial garden-vandals convinced that the treasure must be buried in the flowerbed of that house. No, maybe that one. No, maybe that one. The creators of Pimania received a letter asking if they seriously expected the winner to book passage on the Space Shuttle to meet them. (They didn't.) Mysterious Stranger got so many off-base ideas, the puzzle-maker started listing the wildest on his website.
My advice to you: Stop. Take a deep breath. Relax. Stow the hunt for a day or two, then come back with clearer eyes. Remember, the solution to a well-designed hunt fits ALL the clues, not just the ones you're most invested in.
I would like to submit the token is hidden off of Olympus Ave by Tata Technologies. There is part of a path shaped like a keyhole leading to Tata Technologies. On the right side where the circle meets the triangular shape of the keyhole is where the token is hidden. If not it is hidden on the left side.
I would like to submit the token is hidden at 77 High street in Saffron Walden. There is a no left turn sign in front. The token is hidden in the raised garden along the wall at the bend in the garden wall to the right of the sign. If not there the token could be hidden under the litter bin or bench beside the raised garden. Lastly there is a crack in between the yellow wall and the brick wall where a token might be hiding.
The token is hidden on Great Windmill Street. The token is a hidden nose you are supposed to take a picture of that if you were there in person and send that in. The nose was placed there originally by Rick Buckley. Alternatively you might want a picture of all 6 that are in Soho. Submitting those 6 photos if you were there in person of the hidden noses could be the token. Also at the GWS nose at the street light near by the nose there is a no right turns sign on the street light. The token might be a fake no right turn sign that was overlaid on top of the real one.
I would like to submit the token is hidden on top of the clock at platform 1 at paddington station. This is the clock that has 3 large faces. That should be enough to be within a square meter. Just incase the clock is bigger then it looks i will say the token could be hidden at any of the corners or in the middle of the top of the clocks.
I have spent many, many pages, pens and hours covering the hunt, so first of all thank you for taxing my mind in a way it hasn't been for years :-)
I have some really tantalising ideas on certain areas of which I'll expand on soon, but is it as simple as: 'HOME' (the four before)? Being a family man myself I can understand creating a story which leads back to family and 'time' spent in the company of loved ones. So a square meter at your doorstep ('leading up the garden path') seems very fitting and touching if that were the case.
I like others are probably way off the mark but the past week has been an intense blur of references, locations and insights. I'm sure I'll cook up a new answer soon.
I would like to submit that the token is hidden at Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall in Essex. There should be a frame(most likely about a meter squared) in the corner with what looks like a stone table. The token is hidden underneath the table or behind one of the pictures in the frame on the wall or behind the frame itself. Most likely though hidden behind the AD in that frame that has the name of the church, Saint Peter-ad-Murum.