Port Elizabeth Bells
Bells ringing in the far distant has a kind of mysterious effect and it is if they are sends out a timeless messages. The rung of a Bell also signals very clear messages of Motivation, Happiness, Education, Inspiration and time.
Walking in the streets of Port Elizabeth a person can sometimes be invigorated by bell-music filling the air around you. Especially in the Central area there's a couple of really old churches and their bell sounds makes one aware of a "intentional kindness" message.
The Campanile Bells
When the 23 Bells of The Campanile memorial rings it creates Awareness. They have a authority sound that gives strength to the people. It's as if these bells signal that everything is still fine with the community and the people can carry-on creating everyday value.
Each bell has unique coat of arms and is engraving stating that it is made by Gilbert and Johnston in England. It seems that some bells were also donated by the `rich at the time because some of the bells has donation names engraved on it.
The Campanile Memorial Tower
The Campanile tower was build in 1920 on the docks to commemorate the coming of the 1820 British Settlers to the Eastern Cape.
Over the years the landscape around the Campanile tower in Strand street has changed many times. It now wedged between the beautiful old Port Elizabeth railway-station building, a modern overhead freeway and a unfriendly harbor entrance.
All the vintage images of the Campanile was found at http://www.artefacts.co.za
1922 2016 2016
With the current renovations going on, this might also be a good-time to change/ add-on a more universal representation of the tower from just commemorating the arriving of the 1820 British Settler - to also symbolize the new South African's optimism across all races for change and prosperity.
By changing/making the Campanile Tower status to a symbol of "Hope and New Beginnings" could have the younger generation more connected to this unit. This transformation could make Campanile bells and tower into a extraordinary symbol.
Its just a thought but if you want to discus this further, we can meet on at the 204th step.