Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bell tower

Nassau Hall, Princeton University. Stealing the bell clapper was a student tradition from the 1860s to 1990s, when (fed up) officials removed the clapper.

20 comments:

Peter said...

Those crazy kids, seems like a harmless tradition.

a.s.m. said...

Buena composición y muy buena definición
de imagen, la luz es estupenda.
Un saludo, Ángel
(una historia divertida la del campanario)

cieldequimper said...

:-) It's pretty and what a delightful composition!

llandudnopictures said...

Bye Bye clapper! Still, at least the bell tower looks just as grand as ever!

LOLfromPasa said...

10 out of 10 !!!! Beautiful shot, Lulu.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully shown here Lulu, I see the age old issue applies, no two clocks ever tell the same time :)

Catherine Goron said...

What a pretty bell tower! I love the back story... too bad for the students I guess (but probably best for the freshman :)

btw, very nice work on your redesign!

Randy said...

Nice light on the tower.

JM said...

Beautiful and well composed! By the way, I love the new header.

Small City Scenes said...

Ah they took all the fun away. Beautiful tower. MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Very attractive! Very smart of the officials to remove the clapper. :)

hamilton said...

It took them a long to get fed up!
So is the bell tower automated now, or just silent?

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks everyone! PerthDailyPhoto - LOL!:) hamilton - sadly silent now, alas!

Kaya said...

Lulu, this is a very impressive photograph! Everybody calls ti the bell tower and I didn't know it. It is reaching the sky so proudly and architecture is fantastic.

And I love this bare tree, it's so nicely framed your picture!

Meghana Hassan said...

Awesome click...

Hildred said...

Beautiful photos in all your posts, - such a pleasure to visit.

Jenny Woolf said...

One of the things I noticed about this picture is the beautiful light. Was it taken in the evening or early morning? that peachy tone looks quite striking against the pale blue sky.

LONDONLULU said...

Jenny - it was evening, I love the light at that time of day:)

AVCr8teur said...

Looks lovely with the sunlight hitting it just right. Seems like it's usually the school rival's sports team stealing something and not the other way around.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful tower!