Ring Them Bells

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We noticed plenty of bells during our visit to Los Angeles a few weeks back. The Bell of Dolores above is a replica of the one which was rung in the town of Dolores in Mexico in 1812, calling patriots to fight for freedom from Spain. It stands in a little square called Placita de Dolores, across the road from Union station.

Outside the nearby mission church of Our Lady Queen of Angels, there is this small bell. It indicates that the church is on El Camino Real (the King’s Highway), a trail connecting the mission churches of California.

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And outside the Chinatown Metro station, you can also see this traditional Chinese bell.

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