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Taken with a Canon EOS 60D with the 18-55mm lens and edited in CS5
Location: National Carillion, Aspen Island, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT, Australia
It was such a beautiful night in Canberra last night, so I got to do some exploring.
I started around the War Memorial, then deciding to head to the Carillon (after finding how to actually get there whilst driving around the city earlier on in the day) for some shots.
So if you are viewing this I hope you like it…
And here is some info found on the internet about this beautiful structure.
The National Carillon was a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the national capital. Queen Elizabeth II accepted the National Carillon on behalf of Australians on 26 April 1970.
With the tower rising to a height of 50 metres, this allows the music of the bells to drift across Lake Burley Griffin and through Kings and Commonwealth Parks. The tower is lit at night, providing a magnificent landmark in the national capital.Carillonists play the suspended stationary bells from a keyboard of wooden batons and pedals, called a clavier. A system of individual cables and wire linkages draws soft iron clappers on to the bells as each wooden baton or pedal is struck by the carillonist. A separate mechanical system of operation allows the quarter hour striking of the Westminster chimes.
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