Thursday, March 20, 2008

SkyWatch Friday, Bok Tower


The Singing Tower at Historic Bok Sanctuary
Lake Wales,
Florida


Concerts are held twice daily at the Bok Belltower. The top of the tower holds a carillon consisting of sixty bells ranging in size from sixteen pounds to over eleven tons. The total weight of the bells is over sixty tons. The carillon is played with a keyboard and pedalboard. All connections are mechanical and the expression of each bell is accomplished by the amount of force the carillonneur applies.

Bok Sanctuary is a beautiful experience both visually and musically.

32 comments:

John said...

Great perspective! Good shot.

quintarantino said...

That's a great tower in an amazing perspective.

Carole said...

Familiar Florida landmark. Very very nice photo.

ellen b said...

Beautiful. I'd love to hear the bells!

Lori said...

This is so neat. I love the brickwork in this framed against that beautiful blue sky.

Meggie said...

Nice shot Salty but I think I appreciate the lesson as much as the photo. What a magnificent musical mechanism!

Carletta said...

Am I in Middle Earth?
Great Shot!

SandyCarlson said...

That must be an astounding experience. I would love to hear those bells.

Carla said...

I lived in Florida for 6.5 years until just recently. I wish I had known about this place. I'd love to hear the music! Great picture!

Dottie said...

Great photo! Happy Easter

Travis said...

Wonderful perspective in this photo. Great Sky Watch. Thanks for sharing.

leslie said...

Gosh, all I can think of to say is "Wow!" Happy Easter! :D

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Nice tower, going to sky!

Luiz

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Good ol' Bok Tower.

Good one, Dad.

dot said...

What a great shot and an interesting tower. I guess I've missed something seeing as you are now in Florida!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What an amazing shot

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Salty... this really is a belter. Great perspective! though I now have a bad neck from all the looking up.

Have a greay Easter weekend
Tom

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice sky picture.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Daniel J Santos said...

Great image, well done.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh, how I wish I could hear the carillon!

fishing guy said...

Hi Salty: The tower is outstanding as it reaches into the sly. what a beautiful day. We had grey skies almost all week.

Petunia said...

Great shot!
Hppy Easter!

DigitalShutterMania said...

Salty, I love this photo because this coposition is very interesting :)

photowannabe said...

I wish I could hear that amazing carillon myself. Love the perspective of this shot.
Wishing you and your lovely wife a blessed Easter, Salty.

Angie said...

A beautiful building. I imagine the bells would sound absolutely lovely.

Misty Dawn said...

Great angle on this photo - it looks as if the tower reaches clear into the Heavens! Awesome!

Happy Easter.

Berit said...

Amazing!!!

Happy Easter.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Salty,
I have enjoyed playing catchup on your blog, some beautiful wildlife photos and interesting abut the duck but my first thought was a cross breed or maybe an immature male? Love love love the squirrel, rodents or not I think they are so cute.

Thanks for your visits to my blog, I havent been keeping up so well lately but with the weather improving hopefully my mood will too and I will start achieving something again LOL

Lori

lv2scpbk said...

Love these types of photos looking up at the sky.

Kerri said...

Beautiful! Love the perspective!!

Andrée said...

I always wondered how they did that. I visualized a bunch of people with mallets up there! This is great.

Catherine said...

Fantastic capture! What a beautiful tower it reaches to the sky, A beautiful sky, and you captured that perfectly! Love the way you shot it! Feels as if I'm standing in front of it looking up in amazement! :D
I have been catching up on all your great captures..love the squirrel, & all of the duck shots!
And the spanish moss~a favorite!
Hope you and your family had a lovely Easter!
Happy Spring!
Cat