Carillon Tower, Richmond VA
1300 Blanton Avenue
The Carillon is both a tower and a large scale musical instrument, one of a class of instruments which are the largest on earth. This 240-foot Georgian 56-bell tower is a memorial to Virginians who died fighting in World War I.
The bells are played by a baton keyboard, worked by a person using feet and fists to propel the striking mechanism to sound off the individual one-note bells.
The Virginia War Memorial - Gold Star Mothers - Carillon Bell Tower is undergoing renovation / November 2017. Click image for enlarged photo with readable text.
(Below: Carillon Bell Tower at Dogwood Dell, July 4, 2010 - see enlarged)
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