Saturday, August 31, 2013

Canberra's Carillon

Canberra's Carillon, located on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin, was a gift to the people of Australia from the British Government to commemorate our National Capital's 50th anniversary. It was officially "opened" by Her Majesty the Queen in April, 1970.

This shot was taken in 1970 and shows a relatively barren surrounding landscape (from a residential viewpoint).

(A Carillon is a bell tower which must have a minimum of 23 bells to be considered a Carillon.  This one holds 55 cup-shaped bells, each one weighing between 7 kilograms and 6 tonnes and the bells span 4.5 octaves chromatically) Thank you Wikipedia!

I shall be returning to Canberra for a holiday soon and look forward to hearing the delightful tones of the Carillon.  Meanwhile, I am liking up with James' fabulous Weekend Reflections

6 comments:

diane b said...

An interesting old shot of the carillon and the surrounding area. Have a good trip there. Try to get a shot from the same place to compare.

Audrey said...

tres joli photo merci des informations ;o)

'Tsuki said...

That is a very unique point of view on that carillon, and such a lovely reflection !

James said...

Cool photo! I don't think I've seen a carillon as tall as this before.

Viera said...

very nice shot... great water reflection...

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd love to hear the playing of those bells!

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