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Lets take a little tour around the lovely Bok Tower also known as the “Singing Tower”, in Lake Wales Florida.  This is in central Florida quite far from the other attractions, but very worth the trip.  There are very large gardens here and a mansion, museum, gift shop and of course the Singing Tower itself.  It is surrounded by orange orchards and for miles around when you are driving up in the Winter season, you can smell the sweet smell of orange blossoms.  The scent alone was worth the trip.  Here is a far view of the Bok Tower:

F/9, ISO 200, 1/200 sec, 28 mm Lens

F/9, ISO 200, 1/200 sec, 28 mm Lens

The morning was cloudy but soon cleared up to normal blue Florida skies.

Here is a brochure image from the National park with the web address of BOKtowergardens.org



The historic belltower houses of the the world’s best carillons and is in the center of the Olmsted designed gardens.  There are a surrounding 250 acres of beautiful gardens.  I will discuss more on the tower and gardens as we go along.

Below is one of several postcards I have collected from the early part of the 20th century on Bok Towers: