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Bell Tower

A bell tower is a structure that contains one or more bells. It is commonly a part of a church, and sometimes in town halls. It is also called belfry, from the Old French belfrei, derived from two Germanic words which means “to protect peace”. It was originally meant to be a watch tower on the lookout for hostile incursions and fires. In case of hostilities/fires, the bell is rung to warn the people.

Churches nowadays use bell towers to call people to worship as the sound can reach far places. Some bell towers also use chimes to create melodious tunes to accompany the bell’s sound (i.e. after a wedding).

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The Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila

 
  
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