Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For whom the bell tolls

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Today marks the 100th year of the University of the Philippines. As such, allow me to honor my alma mater (please don't ask me for my student number) by posting a photo of one of its beautiful landmarks - the UP Carillon.

I never really got the chance to hear it play like it used to, but they said that these bells were played in the morning to signal the start of the academic day as well as in the late afternoon to end it. They, unfortunately, stopped ringing on the 80's due to lack of funds for its maintenance. Good thing that a lot of people were charitable enough to help in bringing back the legacy of the UP Carillon. Thanks to them and to Josef Haaxen, a Belgian national and Dean of Carillon Music at the Jef Denyn Royal Carillon School, we can now hear the bells play again.

7 comments:

oble said...

what a fantastic shot of the carillon. nicely done. i'm from UP diliman, too. i know you wrote not to ask for your student number, but lemme ask it anyway....LOL

Anonymous said...

weeee...mabuhay ang UP
UP fight!!!

Hilda said...

Wonderful news! Quite a lot of people told me about UP's carillon, but I never got to hear them ring. Ngayon, puwede na!

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