William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 145:

During each successive winter generally during the Christmas week or early in January a fictitious liveliness that melts away under the breath of the first southerly wind is imparted to the most melancholy of cities by "the tintinnabulation of the bells, bells, bells," which incessantly ring, day and night, in every quarter of the German capital. An eruption of bells breaks out all over harness of every description ; the droshky horses, attached to clumsy sledges very much resembling old-fashioned country pond-punts, are attended, as they hobble …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 145. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452084018045 accessed: 28 March, 2020

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Listening to

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Church bells

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:40:55 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:28:51 +0000