Sunday, April 4, 2010
Nancy Brown Carillon Tower, Belle Isle
One of the reasons we love doing this blog so much is that occasionally we stumble across something phenomenal that we never knew about. Tooling around Belle Isle last month, the weather was sunny and warm (in the 40's!), we had the windows down slightly....and we could hear strains of music! What is that? Nearing the conservatory we saw this tower structure. It is a carillon that has been there since the 1940's. How is it possible we have missed this all our lives? Back in the day, there was this very inspiring columnist for the Detroit News named Nancy Brown and she rallied people to do things like come out to Belle Isle every Easter for a sunrise service. This tower was built in her honor. 70 years later... we still feel blessed. Happy Easter to all.