Bells in public places
March 3, 2007 at 5:57 am #10545
I am reaching the point where more bells will overcrowd the room in which I display my collection. And there is not really much more scope for displaying larger bells outside my house.
Another interest of mine is photography. So I’m beginning to think of diversifying by putting together a portfolio of bells in public places. Cheaper than collecting but could be a lot of fun. Gaining access to some buildings may be a challenge. But sometimes a bell can easily be seen by anyone.
These thoughts occurred to me yesterday while I was visiting Winchester here in the UK testing out a new little digital camera ideal when you don’t want to be overloaded with a heavy camera bag.
I looked up and saw these bells. I didn’t bother to establish which building it was. Anyway, just thought I’d share this little ditty.
One little point the three photos illustrate is the value of cropping. It’s often worth looking at a photo and creating an extra photo highlighting a part of the picture of particular interest.
It has been said that ABA members don’t often use computers. If you are a complete novice just click on the photos to see an enlargement.
March 4, 2007 at 1:49 am #13003
This is a beautiful display, Peter, but how do the bells ring? Or are they there simply for artistic pleasure?
March 4, 2007 at 5:47 am #13004
I will find out and post the answer.
Thanks for your comments.
I am thinking of starting a new blog for photos of bells and I really must be clear about the information to include in the narrative. Mind, getting relevant facts may not always be easy.
I wonder if this link works? It does on my computer. Another view of the bell tower.
March 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm #13005
The link worked both by clicking on what you entered and by cutting it and pasting it into my browser. However, in each case, what came up was incomplete and unusable.
March 4, 2007 at 4:34 pm #13006
That’s a pity.
The link is to the Windows Local Live website and it shows an arial view of the bell tower. Perhaps you need to be a registered user of the website. My sister in New York had problems accessing the site so it may be one of these rare occasions when the internet fails us!
March 7, 2007 at 1:15 pm #13007
The bell tower is within the Brook Shopping Centre in Winchester. The bells chime on the hour and are powered by electricity. An example of English electronic clock chimes.
March 28, 2007 at 5:32 pm #13008
I never cease to be amazed at what the internet can provide.
Check this out!
March 29, 2007 at 5:57 am #13009
Wow! That is great! And what a great source of potential members for ABA! Thanks for posting this, Peter!
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