Sunday, April 05, 2009

Vlog Day 33 - Bok Tower Gardens

In the town of Lake Wales in the middle of the state of Florida, removed from civilization, is a great big bell tower called a Carillon. Built by Edward Bok, the Ladies' Home Journal magnate and editor during World War I and the previous 25 years, the structure towers above the gardens that surround it. I spent a relaxing afternoon strolling through the gardens and listening to the carillonneur, William De Turk, play music. He performed a set of classical pieces and ended with the more familiar songs from The Sound of Music - I taped part of 'The Hills Are Alive' for your listening pleasure. Afterward, he came down from the tower and talked to us, answering various questions that we had and generally being friendly.

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