"The unexamined life is not worth living" Socrates

- - scatterings of ideas sent to my younger self, a sensitive girl who was fooled into believing she was a boy because of anatomy - -

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Tall Tale

In the previous post I alluded to a holiday with friends in a beautiful spot. The photo in that post was taken on this same trip to the southeastern United States. While in Florida, you might expect we would visit beautiful beaches, or the theme parks of the Orlando area, or maybe the Kennedy Space centre. 
This time, the high point, literally, was a visit to the gardens and singing tower not far from Orlando in Lake Wales known as "Bok Tower Gardens". 

Standing at the peak of Iron Mountain (at 90 m above sea level, one of the highest points in central Florida), the impressive carillon tower, built of pink and grey marble, is 62 m tall.

We made sure our visit to the gardens coincided with the daily live performance by the guest carillonneur and composer in residence, Geert D'hollander.
Even when the music is over, the gardens are beautiful, a relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

I always loved this music. I wonder why?


  1. You wonder why. And now you know. There's a lot of that going around these days! :-)


  2. There is a fair bit of it. :)

    I wondered at the synchronicity of checking out youtube for a video of the tower and that one jumping out at me as it did.

  3. Perfect surroundings for wishing upon a star.

  4. I just wish all my friends could come there and spend an afternoon together. Perfect indeed!

  5. There is something magical about bells, even the simple church bells chiming the hours on this still day whilst I worked in my own garden...

    1. Magic indeed. We do not live anywhere near a church with an actual bell. Lots of electronic simulations. ;(

      One of the highlights of our visit to Britain was being in the Melbourne Parish Church in Derby to hear and see a team of bell ringers.