5/1/13

marsland hill

Marsland Hill is in New Plymouth, Taranaki, and affords a great view of the city and shoreline. The hill has an interesting history for those interested. You can click here to read about it.

There are memorials to fallen soldiers all across New Zealand. This fountain on Marsland Hill was dedicated to those in the Boer War (1899-1902). In 1979 it was moved to a pedestrian mall and then back in 1997 when the mall closed. For inscriptions, click here.


This memorial is for those lives lost in the Taranaki Land Wars. Click here for the story.


This carillon was built by George Kibby as a memorial to his wife Mabel. It plays 4 times a day and has a range of about 25 songs. Carillon photos by Hubby.




3 comments:

Indrani said...

Wonderful shots! Particularly that of those bells, nice POV in that.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poignant beauty in so many ways here. I'd love to hear the carrilon. And I'm happy they moved the memorial back to where it belongs.

Kevin Sims said...

I was up there last weekend listening to the carillon, and managed to capture some of the songs on video. I have a YouTube video of the bells playing Edelweiss from the Sound of Music, also videod one the day before of Rod Stewart's We Are Sailing. Also other times I heard brief excerpts of Angels We Have Heard on High and Grieg's Morning from the Peer Gynt Suite, as well as a melody I couldn't identify.