Sidhue, as you know I live near you - and I can't hear them - do you think I have superior double glazing or should I be worried about premature deafness. Having been in the market when the Cathedral bell ringers are going for it I can't believe St Georges could get anywhere near as.....er, insistant
I wish I could hear the bells, I think church bells are a truely lovely sound and I grew up next door to a church and it is one of the few things i miss since moving to the city from the country many years ago.
I can hear the clock of St George the Martyr and the hum of Guys hospital generators which are
clearly audible every night and on cold nights when the heating is full blast the hum is quite
loud although now I'm so used to it, it has just become part of the background. Last winter they
used a temporary mobile generator (massive) while maintenance was carried out and this
building was vibrating. Now that we all have double glazing I miss the re-assuring background humming.
I can still clearly hear the (irritating rather than reassuring) 'background' humming through the new double glazing. There's one bit of plant opposite me thats getting louder and louder and sounds like a car engine 24h a day. People have this idea that we shouldn't expect it to be quiet in SE1, as it never was. Well they are wrong, it was very quiet round here for the first 15 years I lived here. Yes its the lively city, and I wouldn't want to change that, but some noises are unnecessary, like badly maintained plant thoughtlessly located. Give me church bells any day.