Famous Chimes

You hear them in many public spaces. Colleges are fond of them. Certain doorbells can be programed for the first portion. And when a group of friends get silly, or one begins the tune, others tend to “chime” in.

On the quarter hour the voice is heard in the neighborhood. And on the hour — the voice is famous world-wide.

Yes, I was fortunate enough to hear the Westminster Chimes from the source. On a different day — not at 1047 — I was standing just across the river when Big Ben himself (the bell) tolled the hour of 6 PM.

This is not the same Big Ben alarm clock my father faithfully set each evening. Or the smaller, Little Ben alarm clock which I took to college. They have different stories.

Can you hear public chimes or clock in your neighborhood?

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