I got the call early Tuesday morning. "David, Martin Ederer
needs some help with bells this evening, are you available?" Ever since hearing Dr. Ederer's story about setting the clock in the steeple and ringing the bells for St. Ann’s Tridium, that he told on last year's Tour d' Neglect, I'd been hooked. Here's that post from last summer when he described the narrow balcony surrounding the clock tower.
Tuesday night, I went inside and climbed a dozen stair cases that reminded me of previous explorations in Aachen, Cologne and Paris. While I waited for the rest of the evening's bell ringers I had 20 minutes to myself, 200 feet above Broadway. I was mesmerized. I could hear the sounds of children on the street. I thought of the countless artisans and workers who built the structure that surrounded me. I sent pics to NYC and started to catch sight of the bells and clock works that were marking the passage of decades. H
ere's a small set of pics
Here's St. Ann's official site and a recent post comparing St. Ann's to how others worship - here.
I told MJ about the St. Ann's Tridium and invited him to ring the bells tonite. Here's some truly exceptional pix - St. Ann's slide show.
Yes, Bishop Kmiec plans to close St. Ann's next year.
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