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[Field recording] Tornväktaren, S:ta Maria Kyrkan (Tower Watchman St Marys Church) Ystad

My last recording before I leave my hometown Ystad. 

Everynight 365 days a year from 9.15 pm to 1 am the tower watchman in St Marys Church blows his horn every 15 minutes to signal that everything is calm in the city (i.e. “nothing to worry about, continue sleeping”). It is a tradition from the 17th century and yes, it is a real person sitting up there in the tower blowing a huge horn!

The church itself has been founded  around year 1200. It was destroyed by a storm and rebuilt in the middle of 17th century.  

Recorded at 1 am, just outside the curch.
 

 

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Picture from www.ystad.se where you also can find more info.