The clock on top of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia in La Paz's Murillo Square stopped working and had some defects. So a decision was made to repair it along with making some changes: the old Roman numbers on the face were replaced by new natural numbers.
Another change that was introduced: the hands now go toward the left and the numbers are inverted to “change the poles, so south might be in the north and the north in the south”, as explained by Chairman of the Bolivian House of Representatives Marcelo Elío.
This was noticed by Twitter users:
Reloj invertido ahora… Por qué? @Prisi41Quiroga @ErbolDigital @ATBRedNacional pic.twitter.com/Tgrc422i2W
— Ramiro Rios F. (@rariox) junio 23, 2014
Now, an inverted clock. Why?
#RelojInvertido: Reloj de pueblos del Sur gira en el sentido inverso en el Legislativo ► http://t.co/ZJdpMRqb7H http://t.co/dOma2zqmk3 — APLP (@aplp_bolivia) junio 25, 2014
Southern people's clock goes counterclockwise at the legislature.
Ahora se burlan del reloj invertido, pero mañana será un atractivo turístico con el cual todo el mundo querrá tomarse foto.
— Jovana (@umarevolucion) junio 25, 2014
Now you make fun of the inverted clock, but tomorrow it will be a tourist attraction that everybody would like to take a picture with.