Friday, October 27, 2017

Soldiers' Tower

I liked this view of the Soldiers' Tower at Hart House at the U of Toronto just peeking over the top of the trees with their long autumn shadows. The Gothic style tower was built in 1924 and contains a carillon of 51 cast bronze bells as well as having the names of students and alumni who lost their lives in war engraved in the walls of the ground floor passageway.

14 comments:

Cloudia said...

Fitting

Tom said...

...51 bells, that must make a quite a sound.

William Kendall said...

I've always thought it to be a particularly beautiful part of that campus.

Christine said...

That really does make for a pretty photo!

Sharon Anck said...

What a pretty view! Many years ago, I managed a bank branch that actually had a carillon and bell tower. I used to have to change the music in the carillon for the different seasons.
Thanks for that comment about the monarch butterfly. You are so right, that poor little thing had better start moving south.

Lois said...

Very pretty! I'll bet the bells sound wonderful.

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful to have a carillon tower, but how sad that it honors soldiers lost in a war.

Revrunner said...

51 bells. You know they've got some weight to them.

Lea said...

I would love to hear the bells ring!
What a nice memorial to the soldiers

bill burke said...

Nice view and very pretty. I would love to hear those bells ringing. You must be able to hear them miles away.

Lowell said...

I really like how you composed this shot with the tower towering over the trees! What a beautiful sight. I'm reminded of Leonard Cohen's song, Anthem, which repeats this line over and over again:

"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in..."

Karen S. said...

I can imagine hearing these 51 bells, magnificent!

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful image, Pat !

Laura. M said...

Estupendo enfoque Pat. Est√° preciosa saliendo entre los √°rboles.
Besos.