Thursday, May 28, 2009

Campanile

The Campanile was built and completed in 1923 on the landing beach where the British Settlers landed in 1820 in commemoration of the centenary of their arrival. The tower is 51.8 meters high and has 204 steps to the top. It also has a carillon of 23 bells. Unfortunately it was cut off from the city by the construction of the Settlers Freeway, but there are plans to develop a Freedom Walk from the Campanile to the Donkin Reserve. Unfortunately the sign in the picture has disappeared a while ago, probably at the hands of thieves who have sold it as scrap metal. But we won't go into that now.
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11 comments:

  1. Great shot, very cool persepective!

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  2. Fantastic angle on this shot, you gave me some great ideas.

    Have a great weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  3. Top marks on the creative angle for quite an unusual image.

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  4. You must have bent over backwards to take that photo! Nice work.

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  5. Love the perspective on this photo! Super cool :o)

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  6. Great angle, love the blog :)

    JJ

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  7. A wonderfully different view of the bell tower. I wish I could hear the bells.

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  8. a different kind of perspective! brings on a different appreciation of the campanile!

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  9. What a shot! Love the red bell tower looming up and up...against the blue sky.

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