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rumshot 28.11.2020 22:43

Church bell
 
Hear the church bell, sounding every hours itís a
Pain in the ass !!!

Itís not about religion, itís about the fact the world changed... itís not everyone who works from 08:00 to 17:00...

olygirl 28.11.2020 22:55

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Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244138)
Hear the church bell, sounding every hours itís a
Pain in the ass !!!

Itís not about religion, itís about the fact the world changed... itís not everyone who works from 08:00 to 17:00...

You could always move to a flat father away from the bells. Welcome to Switzerland.

rumshot 28.11.2020 22:57

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Yep, but not this year ... and itís not a solution...

olygirl 28.11.2020 22:59

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Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244144)
Yep, but not this year ... and itís not a solution...

Of course itís a solution, just not the one you want.

Island Monkey 28.11.2020 23:03

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Yep learnt that lesson. Never live near a church in Switzerland.

ZuriRollt 29.11.2020 02:27

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 3244147)
Yep learnt that lesson. Never live near a church in Switzerland.

Well, I used to think that too. But after 16 years of living in my affordable yet great apartment in Zurich Oberstrasse - quite near a church whoís bells resound every 15 mins day and night, I did get used to it pretty quickly. In fact, they have become pretty comforting - and donít I need a clock anymore.

For those nights when you know in advance that you wonít sleep, I can recommend a good brand of ear-plugs.

Jim2007 29.11.2020 02:30

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 3244147)
Yep learnt that lesson. Never live near a church in Switzerland.

Or better visit the area several times over a few days to really get the feel of the area,

greenmount 29.11.2020 02:37

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244144)
Yep, but not this year ... and itís not a solution...

What do you propose? :)

rumshot 29.11.2020 07:27

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Itís quite simple, stop it between 21:00 to 08:00am .... Iím awake already because the church wakes up everyone at 06:00 ...

It doesnít make any sense it...

araqyl 29.11.2020 07:44

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244173)
Itís quite simple, stop it between 21:00 to 08:00am .... Iím awake already because the church wakes up everyone at 06:00 ...

It doesnít make any sense it...

So you want to change a centuries-long tradition of the country you've moved to, because you don't like it?

Personally, I love it! I live across the road from a church and appreciate the quarter-hourly bells. I've lived here so long I only consciously notice them when I concentrate, and they don't interfere with my sleep at all.

roegner 29.11.2020 08:28

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Same here. It doesnĎt disturb me at night, was much more disturbed in Indonesia being woken up very early by the morning prayers coming from a mosque (on loudspeakers).

Massa 29.11.2020 08:44

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@ OP - you could move to the countryside to get away from the pesky bell noise - but then youíd probably moan about the smells, the sounds of the Cockerel crowing and the noise the bells make around the cows necks. On second thoughts please stay where you are, suck it up & invest in some ear plugs.

Spaceghost 29.11.2020 09:16

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I lived in a Swiss Star apartment for a few weeks when I first got here which was about 50m away from the church. The first week it drove me nuts even through my earplugs but the second week I didn't really notice it at night and I'm a light sleeper.

You do notice it Sunday morning when they go into 'bell wars' between all the local churches for 15 mins or so though. :p

bowlie 29.11.2020 09:17

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The Migros sells some great earplugs, they are often just next to the condoms.

rumshot 29.11.2020 09:29

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Originally Posted by Spaceghost (Post 3244180)
I lived in a Swiss Star apartment for a few weeks when I first got here which was about 50m away from the church. The first week it drove me nuts even through my earplugs but the second week I didn't really notice it at night and I'm a light sleeper.

You do notice it Sunday morning when they go into 'bell wars' between all the local churches for 15 mins or so though. :p

I will try the earplugs. Thanks for the suggestion. Indeed... Sunday itís the day for bells competition. Lol

Island Monkey 29.11.2020 09:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244173)
Itís quite simple, stop it between 21:00 to 08:00am .... Iím awake already because the church wakes up everyone at 06:00 ...

It doesnít make any sense it...

I'm not sure people who work nights would agree with you :rolleyes:

greenmount 29.11.2020 12:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244173)
It’s quite simple, stop it between 21:00 to 08:00am .... I’m awake already because the church wakes up everyone at 06:00 ...

It doesn’t make any sense it...

If only was that simple. I guess they'd have to organise a local referendum first...and the vast majority would still vote for maintaining the status quo. :)

Just a piece of advice: if you really can't adjust to the noise and don't want to rely on earplugs (understandable imo), better start planning carefully your move...now. I wouldn't wait for everyone else around me to change their ways, I'd find a solution that fits me.

But you should have known that once you moved here it's you who has to adapt, not the other way around. Good luck.

olygirl 29.11.2020 12:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rumshot (Post 3244185)
I will try the earplugs. Thanks for the suggestion. Indeed... Sunday itís the day for bells competition. Lol

How many churches are around you?

Landers 30.11.2020 02:54

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I have to put on ear defenders and/or close the doors and windows when I'm in my apartment and the bells ring but fortunately they don't ring through the night. When they go at aound 5pm that's actually not too bad because it's just before the time the neighbour gets home from work and starts chain smoking but I need to reach the door before the mains bells chime in.



They don't have to be so damn loud! I sometimse think to connect my own alarm clock to a fog horn on the balcony. No-one else is allowed to make such loud noise. No vacuuming on a Sunday but 10 minutes of deafening bell ringing is ok. The muslims and buddhists aren't allowed to have such a call to prayer. I find it an oppressive Christian action. "We're Christian here and you better know it, every day".

rumshot 30.11.2020 05:17

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Unfortunately when I rented this apartment I thought that everything was perfect (their bells werenít working at that time and just got fixed last week).
I donít care about that religion as I said before, as long you wake up at 05:00am because you just wanna keep a tradition. Thereís traditions that are no longer makes sense...

Anyway... before someone got offended and become a troll, Iím done with this thread.

Salut


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