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Oostende, probably mid or late 1980ies

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Titania (gone for lunch)

What with the Ride of the Ride of the Valkyries being mentioned recently in a different thread, that somehow triggered memories of Night on Bald Mountain in Fantasia:

The bell ringing towards the end brought back memories of the time I visited a friend who had moved to Oostende in Belgium. We had stayed up talking until late. When I went to bed in her flat, I noticed there was a church nearby that chimed out the time.

One for a quarter past the hour.
Two s for half past.
Three s for a quarter to.
And finally, four s to mark the full hour, followed by the big bell counting out the number of the hour with a for each hour.

I went to bed close to 11 pm. Yup, you can imagine the dinging and donging. But the worst of it was yet to come.

I lay twisting and turning, unable to sleep.

Getting up, drinking a bit of water, going to the bathroom.

Back to bed.

Knowing what was to come, I was unable to go back to sleep. The anticipation grew within me. I was dreading the moment. Then it came.

Bleary-eyed and exhausted, I finally fell asleep and slept soundly all night. I think they might have turned the bells off after midninght. Don't see how else I could have slept through all that dinging and donging.

Oostende, probably mid or late 1980ies

Post 2

Titania (gone for lunch)

Thinking of it, it was a bit like Chinese water torture.

See, the big bell s were spaced out rather majestically.

So you got a attacking your ear drums, and you winced.

And then you waited, and waited, and waited.

Another , another wince.

And so on.

Oostende, probably mid or late 1980ies

Post 3

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - erm
Yeah, that's about typical. Most folks don't mind the little s, but some folks just can't handle the long s.
smiley - rofl

Oostende, probably mid or late 1980ies

Post 4

Baron Grim

Last night on The Venture Brothers, The Monarch attempted to torture his nemesis, Dr. Rusty Venture by placing him inside a large bell and ringing it.

It was super ineffective.

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