The World Peace Bell

World Peace BellWorld Peace Bell – Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dedicated to the City of Los Angeles, January 26, 2001

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Copyright 2010 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

The World Peace Bell is an internationally recognized symbol of world peace. The bell is cast from coins and medals donated by 103 countries and represents a common bond among the nations of the world.

The World Peace Bell Association, based in Tokyo, Japan works closely with the United Nations in an effort to develop friendly relations among nations and raise awareness about the importance of international cooperation. The goal of the association is to provide a World Peace Bell to all nations of the world in order to promote a worldwide synergy of peace and understanding that will safeguard the futures of the worlds children.

The World Peace Bell is rung annually by the United Nations Secretary General on the opening of the General Assembly in a prayer for world peace.

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Nikon D3 DSLRAF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure: f/11, 3 sec., ISO 200, exposure mode: Aperture Priority, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head.

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5 thoughts on “The World Peace Bell

  1. Thank you so much Grace.

    My intention was to make an engaging image of the World Peace Bell in downtown Los Angeles to let people know that there is a cultural icon of world peace where one can go to reflect, and feel the worldwide synergy of peace and understanding. I live and work a few blocks away and find myself there often.

    I appreciate your interest in my photography and hope you decide to subscribe to Blog-Bisogno.

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  2. Not only do I love this photograph, I appreciate that it was “cast from coins and medals donated by 103 countries and represents a common bond among the nations of the world.”

    Peace!

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  3. Hi Dawn. Thanks for commenting. I can’t think of a better way to signify world peace around the world…a place you can got to, and reflect on this ideal.

    The photograph was taken early morning on a semi-overcast day. The reason being that on a clear day the steel structure supporting the bell reflects like a mirror once the sun is above the buildings.

    Peace.

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