Hi there, arts, ink. readers! If you’re campus, chances are you’ve heard music coming from one of the bell towers. On central campus, there’s the Burton Memorial Tower (BMT), which houses the Baird Carillon. The university is lucky to have two carillons, the other being the Lurie Carillon on north campus. One of the perks of learning how to play the carillon is the access to the top of the towers that hold them. After I’m done practicing on the carillon, I often take a few minutes to stop and appreciate the sights. Being so high up offers a new perspective on campus, and the design of the BMT in particular allows one to overlook different buildings and parts of the immediate area.
While the cold temperatures have made it more difficult to do so recently, I took a trip to the top of the BMT tonight to enjoy the views. Unfortunately, it was a little too cloudy to fully enjoy the sunset. Nonetheless, I was inspired by Antonina’s post today as part of her “TOLAROIDS” blog series and thought I’d share some of the views from the BMT that I captured last semester.