Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Soldiers' Tower


This is the tower which is visible to the left in yesterday's pic. It is Soldiers' Tower a bell and clock tower built in 1924 to commemorate members of the University who served in the world wars. The bell tower contains a carillon of 51 bells and the pinnacles of the tower are in the midst of a 4 year repair program to fight off the results of our extreme weather conditions. Unfortunately I cut off the tops of the pinnacles in the pic - the sun was so bright on my viewer that I really couldn't see the image - sorry!

6 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Wow, a carillon of 51 bells!!!
It doesn't matter, we can see how beautiful the tower is, specially with this blue sky! ;-)

Paul said...

Never before encountered carillon, neat idea though, like and organ but with bells. Whats a bit of pinnacle, you got the vast majority of tower.

Eyeliquor said...

No worries!
it is a good shot!

Randy said...

I was hoping we would see this and it does not disappoint. That is beautiful.

Jack said...

Nice. It looks much like Trinity College, here in Hartford, which I showed in July or August.

EG Wow said...

At least you are seeing some sun! I'm just an hour north of Toronto and it has been overcast except for a couple of hours yesterday morning!