Week 25 – #17 Gate

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At the entrance to Bok Tower is a gate.   The iron gates leading to the Tower were hand-wrought and feature birds with various expressions and wings for flight.  They were designed by Samuel Yellin, who was born in Poland, and immigrated to the US in 1906.  His ironworks can be seen at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City; Philadelphia’s Packard Building; numerous churches throughout the nation including Washington National Cathedral; and on the campuses of America’s most prestigious universities including Yale, Columbia, Princeton and Harvard.
You are not allowed into Bok Tower, but the carillonneur who plays the carillon inside the tower does pass through these gates.  I was thrilled to hear one of the Holiday performances of  Geert D’hollander, who is the 4th full time carillonneur at Bok Towers.  He has quite an impressive background with the carillon.

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16 thoughts on “Week 25 – #17 Gate

    1. Thank you. A very interesting collection of musical bells structured together and the person who plays it is using a keyboard like a piano from what I have seen. A man brought one that is portable to the Sarasota Medieval Times.

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