Thursday, October 23, 2008

swan bells

The Bell Tower in Perth is a dramatic building.

Commemorating Australia's bicentenary in 1988, the twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London as well as five specially cast bells were presented to the University of Western Australia, the City of Perth and to the people of Western Australia.

The London diocese of the Church of England and the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields gave authority for the project to proceed.

The additional bells cast in 1988 include two from the cities of London and Westminster, who each gifted one bell to the project, and a total of three bells bestowed by a consortium of British and Australian mining companies.

Completing the ring of eighteen bells, a sixth new bell was commissioned by the Western Australian Government to mark the second millennium

The Bell Tower situated on the Barrack Street jetty overlooking the Swan river was completed in 2001.

From trek phase 4

Climbing the tower offers great views of the city.

From trek phase 4

From trek phase 4

From trek phase 4

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