Enormous music box – a Carillon bell tower instrument

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holy shit this my time to shine

This is from my hometown, Ghent, Belgium. I live a couple of blocks away from the [Ghent Belfry](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfry_of_Ghent)

The belfry used to house the Klokke Roeland, a massive clock made in the 14th century. It was destroyed in the 16th century and from the remains a new carillion was cast. The biggest clock of the carrilion was called “De Grote Triomphante”, but it is mostly referred to as the second Klokke Roeland. This one broke in the 20th century and another replacement was made. Alot of stuff happened that i’m not going to write down but in the end a total of FOUR stormbells were made for the belfry. Three of wich still exist, and one in use.

Every 15 minutes the carillion will play [‘Klokke Roeland’](http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klokke_Roeland#Volledige_tekst), [here’s an audio fragment](http://beiaardgent.be/BovenGentRijst.mp3) of the song being played.

more links:

[De Grote Triomphante, the second Klokke Roeland, being rung in its resting place.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHQ5IGJUacQ)

[The third and current Klokke Roeland in action at the start of the gentse feesten](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wd_4lBO1a4)

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