Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cross and Carillon meet the Sky


I always notice this carillon when I pass by, so yesterday I decided to stop and get a few pictures. The plaque said that it was donated to the church in 1929. I took these just before a heavy rain storm.
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34 comments:

Sally in WA said...

We used to picnic by a carillon in Richmond, VA when I was a kid. I always enjoyed the sounds.

Great pics capturing the incoming storm.

Lois said...

I bet it sounds as pretty as it looks! That does look like a bad storm coming up.

Ebie said...

My blog is here.
Nice captures James. I would love to hear the sounds! You always have interesting pictures and places you visit. And thanks for your nice compliments. As much as you like reading my posts, I love writing them, and I hope not to ran out of ideas.

Jacob said...

Nicely done, James...great sky, too. I like carillons except when they're ringing! ;-)

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, the carillon is a great focal point.

B SQUARED said...

Very inspiring. I hope the year it was donated doesn't portend anything re today.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm, a sky like Versailles! ;-) What does it sound like? Sweet chimes?

Vogon Poet said...

What a sky, I'd like a few of your clouds here.
The carillon is fantastic, we are not used at them here. Do they 'play' it often?

m_m said...

I like the first photo!

Photo Cache said...

I like the sky just before it rains. It has so much character, just like what you shown here.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Thom said...

In addition to seeing such beautiful photography, I'm learning things here. I never knew what a carillon was and now I do. What awesome pictures. I'm so glad I found you. Your blog is just fantastic :)

Bim said...

The first one is my favourite here - could be the start of a film :)

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots, James! Beautiful composition in both of them.

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Louise said...

Beautiful pictures. How lovely it would be to listen to the bells with a sky like that in the background.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice photo. I would like to hear the bells.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

Maria said...

I love this post!
I'd love to hear the bells too :)
~All the Best~ Maria

Pam said...

You captured it all, James. There is nothing more moving than the music of the carillon bells. They are so soothing and the sound carries for quite a distance, too. I can almost here them now Thanks!

happilyretired said...

Lovely captures here! I love to listen to carillon bells but we have none close by.
Hugs and blessings,

Ai Shiang said...

When you mentioned 1929, it reminds me of the great depression. Nice photos James, I like the first one :o)

itsnotjustapicture said...

have you had the chance to hear these yet?
lovely captures james.
and as always many thanks for stopping by my blog...always appreciate.
have a wonderful weekend.

Carol said...

Nice shots...I would love to hear these bells...nice skies too...that first shot would be awesome with a sunset background....

VioletSky said...

It's nice to see the bells out in the open, enjoying the sky.

Lew said...

I like the first image with the cross reaching into the hole in the clouds! Also, your low flying duck is a great catch!

Martha Z said...

Like the rest, I would love to hear them ring. Nice captures.

Regina said...

Beautiful shots!

Camilla :) said...

Great pictures, and a strange "building" that i've never heard about befoe! ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

What a dramatic sky! I loved the first shot!
Léia :)

Martha in PA said...

Great pictures. I love to hear the bells from the Catholic church across the street every hour!


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Dewdrop said...

Such a beautifully disturbed sky. Wonderful and inspirational shots.

RuneE said...

That was a mighty instrument. I hope it survived the storm.

Sean said...

You did more than justice to that first photo... well done!

Ann said...

You taught me something. So far, I have seen only one bell tower.

Your carrilon, do people ring the bells?

Thanks for visiting my site. I like to photograph churches too.

John said...

Nice silhouette! I really like the first image.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice silhoutte! Love the way the sky is in the picture!