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    The Marienkirche in Neubrandenburg Germany was started in 1248 and is an example of the brick Gothic building style.  It was burned out in 1945 with only the outer walls and part of the bell tower minus the spire was left standing. In 1975 the city bought the ruin and started reconstruction, and in June of 2007, five bronze bells were installed to replace their worn out steel predecessors.  The church is now a concert hall.

    My wife and I rode the bicycle path from Berlin to the Baltic this summer, and Neubrandenburg was on the route.  Our Hotel stood directly across from the church and I was able to record the bells at 0800 on the morning of July 29, 2008.

    I placed my Olympus LS-10 on the windowsill facing the church, about 150 meters away.  Unfortunately there was construction going on in the building next to the hotel so the recording is marred by hammering.   The high pitched call of soaring Mauersegler Apus apus (common swift) can also be heard.

    I loved the sound of these bells, they made the air hum with their resonance and overtones.

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    Published on September 21, 2008 · Filed under: BELLS; Tagged as: ,
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