New bells to harmonize at Notre Dame

Posted: February 16, 2013 at 4:18 a.m.

Nine new bells will be installed in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as part of the historic church’s 850th anniversary. The bell “Gabriel” was cast in the Normandy foundry at Villedieu-les-Poeles.

Nine enormous bronze bells have made their way on flatbed trucks from a Normandy foundry to what is hoped will be their home for centuries to come, Notre Dame Cathedral, helping the medieval edifice to rediscover its historical harmony.

Religious dignitaries enter Notre Dame Cathedral during a ceremony celebrating the church’s 850th anniversary. Nine new bells will be installed in the...

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Religion, Pages 12 on 02/16/2013