The Photo Gallery 234: Buildings

Old Joe clock tower

My new job is to take photographs of beautiful buildings. Sort of.
This beauty sits on the campus of the university I work at (running their digital channels) and it is the tallest freestanding clock tower in the world. There is some confusion over just how tall it actually is but it’s Grade 2 listed, and is modelled on the Torre del Mangia in Siena, Italy.
And students on campus believe that if you walk through the tower archway when it chimes, you will fail your degree.

These are the facts and interesting titbits I get to research. And I just love this shot because it shows just how tall it is with the backdrop of a stunning blue sky. What you can’t see underneath is the hustle and bustle of student life; books being carried, bikes being parked, chatter, footsteps, people lost in deep thought.
I love that buildings can give so much back – this one has been doing it for over a hundred years!

This post is for week 234 of The Photo Gallery. The theme is: Buildings.

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12 Responses to The Photo Gallery 234: Buildings

  1. Liz says:

    I thought it was St Mark’s Square when I first looked at it! Love how you can find spectacular buildings in the most unexpected places x
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  2. Libby Price says:

    It is such a beautiful campus. Now if I could just send you in to take photos of all of the decorating works our company does there……….!!
    Hope the new job is going really well. xx
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  3. I absolutely love finding buildings like this and myths and facts around them. How amazing to see this at your workplace. Hope it is going well, I’d love to work at a university. It’s a beautiful tower , I thought it was going to be abroad when I first saw it.
    sam@happyhomebird recently posted…The Gallery: Buildings (of the pea green variety)My Profile

  4. Kara says:

    Wow what an amazing job, I am a little jealous.
    That is an incredible tower, it looks endless, I love that it has such a history x
    Kara recently posted…The Gallery {Buildings}My Profile

  5. Mummy Barrow says:

    I have been meaning to ask how the new job is going but it sounds like you are having a ball! Stunning picture, that sky is just so blue!

  6. Amazing clock tower and a fantastic picture.
    Outside The Click recently posted…The Gallery – BuildingsMy Profile

  7. Mrs TeePot says:

    How interesting! And what a gorgeous shot, it does look very tall indeed!
    Mrs TeePot recently posted…The Gallery: BuildingsMy Profile

  8. Libby Price says:

    Oh – and I’ve just remembered that the tower was also inspiration for a tower in Lord of the Rings as Tolkien went to school opposite – and had connections with your Uni!
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  10. What a fantastic place to work and study. Great shot too.
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  11. LauraCYMFT says:

    Your new job sounds great and I bet it’s something you really enjoy!
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  12. Susan Mann says:

    What a stunning tower. Your new job sounds great and looks like a wonderful location x
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