Posted on 03/01/2012

Photo taken on May 15, 2007


Gilles D.

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Mediaeval Organ
Amiens Capital
Somme Department
King St Louis Gift
Picardie Region
Cathedral Notre-Dame
Grand Organ
UNESCO World Heritage

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IMG 0793bc Amiens Cathedral Mediaeval Grand Organ 1429

IMG 0793bc Amiens Cathedral Mediaeval Grand Organ 1429
We were so lucky when entering the Cathedral because an organ free concert with trumpet just began!!! This restored instrument (Cavaillé-Coll, 1889 / Roethinger, 1936) decorated with golden arabesques has been built in 1429 with 2,500 pipes at that time; Many restorations and enlargements were operated since its original version; It is crowned by the lovely west facade rose called Rose of the Sea; This mediaeval instrument is a gift of King Louis IX or St Louis; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cathedral Notre Dame UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.

ManueL., PINEDE have particularly liked this photo

extra beautiful in large size
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
It looks so mediaeval, of really another time! Did You notice the ceiling under the organ case made as a dark blue sky with golden stars? I shall post other pictures from below, thank You Carol!
6 years ago.
It couldn't be better! Bravo my friend!
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to ManueL.
It is why I put You on the picture and also for the very mediaeval look of this very old instrument! Thank You Manuel!
6 years ago.