L’heure passe, l’amitié reste
« L’heure passe, l’amitié reste ».
“The hours pass, friendship remains”
(Sundial motto, Hope Park, Keswick)
The sundial seen in a snow-covered Hope Park, Keswick, Cumbria has a timeless French motto: « L’heure passe, l’amitié reste ». This can be translated into English as: "The hours pass, friendship remains".
Particularly in the bleak midwinter of December and January this is a greeting Keswickians often pass on to family and friends the world over.