Friday, January 4, 2019

Soldiers' Tower

Soldiers' Tower is attached to Hart House at U of Toronto and was constructed in 1924 to honour alumni who had lost their lives in WWI. It was redesigned in 1949 to include the names of those who gave up their lives in WWII and then renovated in the 1970s when more bells were added to the carillon bringing the total up to 51. It feels like ages since we had such a clear sky and in fact I took this pic in mid October.

13 comments:

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Wonderful looking tower, a great memorial

Lea said...

Wonderful!

Andy said...

Soldiers' Tower... something else new I have learned from you Pat.

Sharon said...

That is a wonderful memorial to those lost and it is such a beautiful structure too. 51 bells in the carillon! That must sound awesome.

Jenn said...

51 bells! Wow! Do the bells get rung ever?

Michelle said...

Wow!

William Kendall said...

I've always liked the architecture of that part of U of T.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

A beautiful monument!

Catalyst said...

If those 51 bells get run together it must be a beautiful sound. Gorgeous tower, too.

bill burke said...

Wow, that is a beautiful and impressive memorial.

Lowell said...

I'm sorry for your cloudy skies. It's pouring down rain here at the moment but it's about 80 degrees F. This is one beautiful tower with a lot of meaning.

Kay said...

What a beautiful tower! The carillon is probably wonderful to hear. And that blue sky is catnip, especially in winter.

Cloudia said...

Nice sky, shot and sentiment, Pat