Sunday, 7 December 2008

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

This is the first of my photographs to be viewed 200 times on Flickr - which is some kind of landmark. It is not necessarily the best or most difficult to take photographs that get viewed frequently on Flickr. This one was taken quickly and easily. The reason for it's popularity is that it is linked from - which is the website of the Loughborough Carillon. This photograph sits at the top left hand corner of the Carillon's website.

The Carillon was built as a memorial to the people of the town of Loughborough who died in the First World War. The first recital was given on 22nd July 1923. Edward Elgar composed a piece especially for this instrument. It is called "Memorial Chimes" and was played at this first recital. The Carillon is played regularly on Sundays and Thursdays.

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