For Whom the Bell Tolls

S M Chen
7 min readMar 20

“… therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

  • John Donne (1572–1631), “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions,” ‘Meditation XVII’

I visited the Korean Friendship Bell in Angels Gate Park in San Pedro, California recently. It is considered one of the major tourist landmarks.

What is it?

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