Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 15,000 bells: Michigan woman’s global quest

Morris bells.
Morris bells. Image by Bryan Ledgard / CC BY 2.0

A Michigan woman has taken a novel approach to world travel. Julie Dawson has traveled to 100 countries, documenting the world’s bells as she goes. To date the artist has taken 15,000 photographs of bells, from places as diverse as a farm in Cambodia, to the New York Stock Exchange, to the knees of a British Morris dancer. ‘Every culture and country throughout the world, through history, has used bells in the most extraordinary ways,’ says Dawson who has just returned from Turkmenistan. The trickiest place to find a bell: Antarctica. Read more: miamiherald.com