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photoblog image The Bells... The Bells...

The Bells... The Bells...


Quasimodo would not have much fun with the bells of Liverpool Cathedral. The heaviest (16.5 Tons) and the highest (219 feet above floor level) in the world. Thirteen bells high in the tower. The great bell in the centre weighs 14.5 tons alone.

For the convenience of it's visitors two lifts have been install in the tower to reach the bell chamber, there are a further 108 steps to reach the top of the tower itself.

The Bells... The Bells...


Quasimodo would not have much fun with the bells of Liverpool Cathedral. The heaviest (16.5 Tons) and the highest (219 feet above floor level) in the world. Thirteen bells high in the tower. The great bell in the centre weighs 14.5 tons alone.

For the convenience of it's visitors two lifts have been install in the tower to reach the bell chamber, there are a further 108 steps to reach the top of the tower itself.

comments (5)

  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 21 Dec 2008, 10:00
Very impressive, Les. I can imagine that sound is really impressive- as long as you not as close to this. I'm amazed at the weight of these.
Les Auld: I would not have liked to carry them up the stairs Alan, thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA (G.B) ENGLAND
  • 21 Dec 2008, 14:13
I bet you went like the clappers to get this shot before they started to ring!!!
Les Auld: Like a ferret down a hole Graham, thanks for the comment.
My Dad would have loved this shot Les, him being a bell ringer till quite late on life. Nice tonal colour to this.
Les Auld: The original was quite orange, just a bit of post processing Brian. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2008, 16:50
Wow!

Assuming they're rung electronically or do the ropes disappear down the centre, beneath the grand daddy bell?
Les Auld: I believe there are ropes down intot he chamber below Ellie, thanks for the comment.
Very impressive view (great angle). Thanks for sharing the details, they are very interesting.
Les Auld: The only angle possible from the steps around the chamber, thanks for the comment Paul.

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