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.


  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.

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

  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.

  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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