Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
The Central Library is also known for its carillon:
The tower of the Central University Library houses one of the most beautiful carillons in the world. It was erected together with the library building in 1928 and was donated by American engineers as a war memorial. Thanks to the efforts of American carillonneur Margo Halsted, the instrument was renovated and enlarged to 63 bells in 1983. The total bell weight is 35 tons.
One of the bells bears a message:
My sounds reveal the changes of life
I sing about fortune in good and bad days
Let there be peace and understanding on earth
This is my wish to you all from this tower
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the academic year, you can listen to a concert, played on the carillon. During these concerts, it is even possible to visit the tower and to see the carillonneur playing! You can even ask him to play your favorite piece of music, if possible.
Here are the other pictures!