Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 25 – #17 Gate

on January 15, 2016

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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 responses to “Week 25 – #17 Gate

  1. piriot says:

    I love iron gates. They are fascinating.

  2. Fantastic detail in the wrought ironwork of the gate. I shall have to go and look up ‘carillon’ now. Great image.

  3. Looking forward to seeing this in person!

  4. suesanborn says:

    Very cool gate. Love the close-up pictures of the flying birds. Nice job!

  5. Ida McBride says:

    What a fabulous piece of art. The detail is marvelous. Thanks for sharing such an interesting post.

  6. gwong1 says:

    Very nice Sue. I need to get over there, it has been probably 30 years since I have been there. Gary

  7. preed913 says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

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