Tuesday, April 02, 2019

As organs go

It's not the biggest organ in the world, or in Europe, or in France. Not by a long shot. I looked up the list of the world's biggest pipe organs, and this one was nowhere to be found. Not surprising, but I had to check. Its intricately carved buffet (the wooden casing that holds the pipes and other organ components), however, was declared a national historical monument in 1862. So, size apparently doesn't matter.

The organ in Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation du Puy-en-Velay was last restored in 1999.

Our weather is changing. Again. Our beautiful spring days are going to be interrupted by a cooler weather system through the weekend. Rain, and maybe some freezing temperatures are predicted.

5 comments:

  1. It’s beautful. Size isn’t everything. We’ve seen some truly enormous organs here. Was just told by a neighbor that were supposed to have HAIL Friday! Like summer today.

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  2. So intricate with those cherubic angels!
    Mary in Oregon

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  3. Wow, such a contrast, to see this interior just after the interior of La Basilique Saint-Julien de Brioude, on Ken's post today.

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  4. mitch, hail! That's not good this time of year.

    evelyn, it's very pretty!

    mary, :)

    judy, I have some from that church as well. Later!

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