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Old 26.10.2010, 10:35
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Re: Church bells

We only hear the bells in our village on Sundays - it's a soothing sound to me. But then we are also so close to the airport that our windows are double insulated against sound. On Sundays I'm usually on the veranda where the glass is not so insulated.

We also used to live in a Muslim country. If the caller is talented and the mosque far enough from your house it can be a really soothing and lovely sound.

I guess the best situation is to have enough distance between your house and the bells (or call to prayer) so that rather than annoying, it's something pleasant added to your local experience. Obviously this "enough distance" would vary from one individual to the next.
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:14
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So you want to move in with your girlfriend. No commitment anxiety or anything, just .... the bells. Right? Right. You could move in, see if you can handle ... the bells. If not, you could both move. There are places you can live which don't have ... bells. Probably the other end of the village, or the next village.

The girlfriend is harder to replace than the apartment.

Just do it.

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No, my girlfriend wants me to move in with her I live in the beautiful city of Luzern, however, she doesn`t want to move here as her son of 11 yrs doesnt speak english or german, she speaks a little english. I like it here, it`s beautiful... and there are no freakin bells where i live
No commitment anxieties on my behalf thank you very much.
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:22
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Merged this thread with an older one on the same topic.

See also: Bells, bells, bells!
I really wish you hadn`t, the thread was going fine on it`s own and if i`d have wanted to put it in the complaints section, i would`ve done. I wanted it in the daily life thread!!
I don`t see the point in adding it to a thread that is over 12 months old anyway. I imagine some newbies (like myself) have joined in the last 12 months and haven`t yet discussed the issue!

You may as well merge this with the last one while your at it
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:22
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No, my girlfriend wants me to move in with her I live in the beautiful city of Luzern, however, she doesn`t want to move here as her son of 11 yrs doesnt speak english or german, she speaks a little english. I like it here, it`s beautiful... and there are no freakin bells where i live
No commitment anxieties on my behalf thank you very much.
Her son is a great age to learn a new language, and German and English are both good languages to know. Sounds like a good opportunity to me. And besides, Luzern is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
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Re: Church bells

I've been in Basel 2 weeks, I live near Kannenfeldplaz,
About 200m from that awful huge concrete Church, and apparenlty in the middle of a number of other bells. They've already reducede to tears (hangover Sunday) in our appartment you can't even hear the person next to you speaking if the windows are open.
Also why do they go on so long? It's not like 2 mins then quiet it's like 20 minutes.

Gag I hate them. I wouldn't mind so much if there was at least a tune, but its just clang clang clang it's like the priests are in some sort of competition to see who can make the most noise.

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I've been in Basel 2 weeks, I live near Kannenfeldplaz,
About 200m from that awful huge concrete Church, and apparenlty in the middle of a number of other bells. They've already reducede to tears (hangover Sunday) in our appartment you can't even hear the person next to you speaking if the windows are open.
Also why do they go on so long? It's not like 2 mins then quiet it's like 20 minutes.

Gag I hate them. I wouldn't mind so much if there was at least a tune, but its just clang clang clang it's like the priests are in some sort of competition to see who can make the most noise.

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Our local concrete god-bunker even has a cracked bell so it's more clonk, clonk, clonk than 'clang clang clang'.
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I've been in Basel 2 weeks, I live near Kannenfeldplaz,
About 200m from that awful huge concrete Church, and apparenlty in the middle of a number of other bells. They've already reducede to tears (hangover Sunday) in our appartment you can't even hear the person next to you speaking if the windows are open.
Also why do they go on so long? It's not like 2 mins then quiet it's like 20 minutes.

Gag I hate them. I wouldn't mind so much if there was at least a tune, but its just clang clang clang it's like the priests are in some sort of competition to see who can make the most noise.

:-(
When we were looking for a new place a few years ago, we found a fabulous apartment which was perfect in every way apart from the fact that during our visit of over an hour it had chimed (sorry, did I say chimed? I meant my ears were bleeding) every quarter-hour.

Needless to say we beat a hasty retreat. The lady said we would get used to it but I wasn't going to take any chances.

I think the moral of the tale is to check these things out BEFORE you sign on the dotted line...
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Unfortunately in our case my bf got offered his job while we were still in the uk he finished his job in the uk on the fri and started his new job in Switzerland on the following Monday, we arrived in Switzerland having picked the apartment from pictures sent by his agency.

I viewed and signed for the apartment on Monday having been driven there by a representative from his agency was there 5 mins and signed wanting to not be homeless anymore. No bells went off during my visit and you can't see the church from the apartment (it's on the adjoining road) plus I've never come across anything like it so I didn't think to ask!

Live and learn :-b will definitely be asking where the nearest church is next time.
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I've been in Basel 2 weeks, I live near Kannenfeldplaz,
About 200m from that awful huge concrete Church, and apparenlty in the middle of a number of other bells. They've already reducede to tears (hangover Sunday) in our appartment you can't even hear the person next to you speaking if the windows are open.
Also why do they go on so long? It's not like 2 mins then quiet it's like 20 minutes.

Gag I hate them. I wouldn't mind so much if there was at least a tune, but its just clang clang clang it's like the priests are in some sort of competition to see who can make the most noise.

:-(
The temporary apartment where I lived was close to Kannenfeld and I could hear that friggin' church bell going on and on and on and on every Sunday morning (and less so on other days). I was so glad I wasn't a party animal/drinker because it would surely be a painful way to wake up on Sunday mornings. It's hard enough to bear it even when already awake and sober.
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I've been in Basel 2 weeks, I live near Kannenfeldplaz,
About 200m from that awful huge concrete Church, and apparenlty in the middle of a number of other bells. They've already reducede to tears (hangover Sunday) in our appartment you can't even hear the person next to you speaking if the windows are open.
Also why do they go on so long? It's not like 2 mins then quiet it's like 20 minutes.

Gag I hate them. I wouldn't mind so much if there was at least a tune, but its just clang clang clang it's like the priests are in some sort of competition to see who can make the most noise.

:-(
It is a quarter hour when Sunday is "started" on Saturday evening and when Sunday is "terminated" on Sunday evening. It may be a bit long at 12 when the bells are rang 24times, but fairly short at 1 or 2 . The whole affair may be relatively loud if you live just beside a church, but otherwise is beautiful.
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Re: Church bells

Well, I come from Poland – a very Catholic country, where crowds attend the Sunday service, where baptism and the first communion are very important ceremonies, not to mention the elaborate Corpus Christi processions. Even so, the church bells are nowhere near as obnoxious as they are in Switzerland. I used to live in the old town in Gdansk with at least five churches in close vicinity, and it was much, much quieter there.
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I think the church bells sound nice, gives the country a nice atmosphere. Be glad it's not Mosques and the Islamic call to prayer. Talk about simulating the sounds of hell.
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Unfortunately in our case my bf got offered his job while we were still in the uk he finished his job in the uk on the fri and started his new job in Switzerland on the following Monday, we arrived in Switzerland having picked the apartment from pictures sent by his agency.

I viewed and signed for the apartment on Monday having been driven there by a representative from his agency was there 5 mins and signed wanting to not be homeless anymore. No bells went off during my visit and you can't see the church from the apartment (it's on the adjoining road) plus I've never come across anything like it so I didn't think to ask!

Live and learn :-b will definitely be asking where the nearest church is next time.
Perhaps that was clever timing of your appointment by the agency
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I think the church bells sound nice, gives the country a nice atmosphere. Be glad it's not Mosques and the Islamic call to prayer. Talk about simulating the sounds of hell.
You misunderstand something. The Muezzin are simulating the sounds of heaven
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Ha! Yes I think the agency were a bit sneaky. It does make hangovers (well the one I've had since I got here) particularly painful... Maybe that's the point? Swiss anti alcohol campaign???

I do feel a bit like quasimodo... I see many stfu tantrums to thin air in my future until we move. It's a shame, the street is so beautiful but dear lord that din..
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Don't waste Sunday with a hangover... drink heavily on Sunday evening, and have your hangover at work, where you're getting paid for it.

You did miss a trick. You really should have signed up as Quasimodo.
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Lol I've already had one name change from "shelleythedrunk" I didn't know about the bells then!
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Lol I've already had one name change from "shelleythedrunk" I didn't know about the bells then!
Perhaps you should have kept your original name

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This here



is the Sunday-start-bell-ringing of the Steigkirche in Schaffhausen

and here an Adhan (Azan) in Istanbul

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