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ebacon
02-23-2016, 09:09 PM
What do you think of bell towers in your town?

There is a new one at Oakland University. I am digesting why I hate how much noise it makes.

Sigh.

Boreas
02-23-2016, 09:16 PM
Depends on the bells and the bell ringer. Some are quite beautiful. The only thing I uniformly hate is those belfries which have loudspeakers in them playing recorded bells at distortion levels. Awful!

Pio1980
02-23-2016, 09:24 PM
Our local Army post chapel has a Carillon, it's been a sonic landmark for decades.

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JJIII
02-24-2016, 05:27 AM
They are OK, without snipers.

noonereal
02-24-2016, 06:41 AM
general speaking, I enjoy them. Can;t think of ever not enjoying them.

Nostalgia? I think a comfortableness is being transmitted although the sound itself seldom qualifies.

Don't know why, I just like them.

barbara
02-24-2016, 08:57 AM
general speaking, I enjoy them. Can;t think of ever not enjoying them.

Nostalgia? I think a comfortableness is being transmitted although the sound itself seldom qualifies.

Don't know why, I just like them.


I agree.

I just like them.

Pio1980
02-24-2016, 09:56 AM
They are OK, without snipers.

Charles Whitman, the first mass shooter I remember.

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JJIII
02-24-2016, 11:19 AM
Charles Whitman, the first mass shooter I remember.

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That is who I had in mind.

Boreas
02-24-2016, 12:34 PM
Charles Whitman, the first mass shooter I remember.

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That is who I had in mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdmhW0MwXy8

whell
02-24-2016, 07:15 PM
My favorite...

http://wkar.org/post/msu-beaumont-tower-bells-they-toll-thee

bobabode
02-24-2016, 07:23 PM
No belltowers in my neighborhood that I'm aware of but we do have Dizneeland popping off fireworks every night at the stroke of 9:30PM. :rolleyes:

ebacon
02-25-2016, 09:59 PM
general speaking, I enjoy them. Can;t think of ever not enjoying them.

Nostalgia? I think a comfortableness is being transmitted although the sound itself seldom qualifies.

Don't know why, I just like them.

I like bell towers, too. It's just that I am used to them having simple bells, like a clock.

The time I heard the new one at Oakland University it was making music. That confused me and was more action on top of my already busy mind. I looked at my watch hoping to find that it was an important hour of the day. 5 o'clock or 6 o'clock perhaps. It was not. It was a quarter after an hour. How important can that be to deserve so many bells?

/headscratch

Recently in Germany I also heard a lot of bells. My mom explained that meant someone was being buried.

Ahhh. That made sense.

But the same amount of bells for a quarter after the hour as for a village burial? Something was amiss in the magnitude of things.

Thanks, noonereal.