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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. Wonderful photos, the carillon is a great focal point.

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

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

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  8. 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?

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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 :)

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

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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

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  14. Nice photo. I would like to hear the bells.

    Thanks for the visit,
    Troy

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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  19. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    My SWF

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  27. Such a beautifully disturbed sky. Wonderful and inspirational shots.

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

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. Nice silhouette! I really like the first image.

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

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