October 3, 2010

Carillon

The bells of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù, housed in a tower separate from the church, were a gift to the university from the alumni class of High School 1960 / College 1964. Six years after the bell tower was constructed, the class has raised funds to add more bells, which I think have already been cast because the discussion now is which saints will have their names inscribed on the bells. It would be interesting to see where and how the new bells will be added to the tower.

cupola and bell tower of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù

9 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Great photography !

Love the sound of bells. Please have a good Sunday.

daily athens

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Really like the geometry of this photo.

Dina said...

So beautiful, all in a row.
It sounds like an expensive thing, to cast a bell.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Great photo. I like the angle and I love carillons. The National Carillon in Canberra has 55 bells and they sound wonderful.
Perhaps the Saints will be chosen by the number of 'miracles' they are responsible for.

Cezar and Léia said...

This bell tower is so original and interesting! The exposed bells are cool!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jarart said...

Great composition, Hilda! Those bells are exquisite.

George said...

I really like the perspective of this picture. It's absolutely wonderful.

Francisca said...

It's all been said, Hilda... well done!!

AB said...

Interesting, disorienting perspective