Saturday, November 14, 2009

PhotoHunt: MUSIC

This is the University of the Philippines Carillon Tower, a massive 130-foot monument housing 49 bells that produce iconic chimes in the Philippine national university's main campus. This tower and the original set of 46 bells were gifts of University alumni in 1952 dedicated to the spirit of graduates, to those who are still living and to those already in the Great Beyond. The Carillon Tower has been given new lease on life with the celebration of the University's Centennial in 2008, with a new set of 49 bells and a sturdier oak clavier, the wooden keyboard-like instrument used to make the bells create beautiful melodies.

The U.P. Carillon- the only one of its kind in the Philippines and Southeast Asia- is known to play a wide variety of songs on appointed times throughout most days- from the University Hymn to Beatles songs to now very timely Christmas tunes- enjoyed by students and residents almost wherever they maybe in the 390-plus-hectare campus.

University of the Philippines, Quezon City, December 2007, using a digicam.


No music is as sweet or welcome as the sound of great health! Click on the icon below to learn more about the burgeoning problem of diabetes as we celebrate World Diabetes Day today, November 14th.


  1. That is an impressive campanile. Great take on the theme

  2. 49 bells! I wish to hear the melodies make by these bells!

  3. came here to adgitize...hope to hear from you!

  4. Cool building! I like the angle of the pic!

    I played too :)

  5. Very interesting post! Love the angle you took the picture at.

  6. What a marvelous post! Thanks for sharing. I love bells-- this must sound heavenly when it sounds!

    Happy Photo Hunting! I hope you get a chance to visit my post today at New York Happy trails!

  7. i would want to hear those bells ring...


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