For whom the bell tolls

Y 68

Daily prompt “Clock

The tiny belfry in the middle of the very small village of Nordby on the island of Samsø.
Most often nowadays these constructions create atmosphere of historical retrospect.
Once they were vital warning points, active at the threats to the surrounding community.
Such as fire, threatening natural phenomena, possible enemy attacks.
The bells were used at sunrise and sunset too.
In addition, when there be a need to call people together for other reasons.

Y 69

5 thoughts on “For whom the bell tolls

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  2. How unique. So personal. Unlike today.

    When I was a youngester on a farm, many years ago, we didn’t have a bell on which to rely. Instead, we had an old crank telephone and a copper wire we shared with 11 others.. Our ring was three shorts. But the distress call for fire and such was 12 shorts. For Whom The Ring Tolls?

  3. #.scott
    I guess the line best known from the Ernest Hemingway book – but the words are linked back to the english poet John Donne (1572-1631) – in my eyes it’s an old version of the Liverpool words “You’ll never walk alone” at least the meanings are similar…🙂

    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” (John Donne)

    Those kind of phones I remember back to my early childhood actually on this tiny island back in Denmark – not much were secrets in the neighbor this way…😀

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