Wednesday, 9 January 2013

L'orgue de Notre-Dame

You have seen the great organ of Saint-Louis cathedral here. This is (a detail of) the great organ of Notre-Dame (Our Lady) de Versailles church. It was made between 1687 and 1691 by Julien Tribuot.

Vous avez vu le grand orgue de la cathédrale Saint-Louis ici. Voici un détail du grand orgue de Notre-Dame de Versailles, manufacturé entre 1687 et 1691 par Julien Tribuot.

25 comments:

Cindy said...

Very impressive! A work of art.

Sylvia K said...

So beautiful and I love being able to see the detail in this shot!! Thanks!! Hope your week is going well, Ciel!

LONDONLULU said...

I would love to hear this in action, beautiful musical instrument and photograph! (oh, to answer your question, yes satsumas would be the one item our farms haven't figured out yet:)...though it didn't stop an old neighbor from making a pretty successful attempt last year!)

Barbara Farr said...

Is the clock

Barbara Farr said...

I meant to say is the clock for the organist to keep time?

Michelle said...

This is very beautiful, but sadly things don't seem to be made with the same sense of artistic sensibility that they once were.

Randy said...

Nice perspective.

Bob Crowe said...

The clock is so unusual! What is the sound of time passing?

Cezar and Léia said...

This clock is so chic! :)
Léia

Thérèse said...

Il manque à la pendule l'aiguille des secondes pour battre la mesure...

JM said...

Awesome! Great shot, Ciel.

Tanya said...

oh my gosh, that is beautiful!

Lowell said...

How many pipes. I'll bet that's a smokin' organ! And is probably played all the "time."

topariswithmylove said...

I am so happy I found your blog! Its like a history lesson mixed with fabulous photos! I moved to Versailles a few months ago and I am enjoying learning about this great City! Thanks!

Halcyon said...

Wow! Looks impressive. Bet it sounds that way too. :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Looks like the incorporated some impressive woodwork into the pipes. I bet the sound is unbelievable!

Dina said...

Time has treated this organ well.

SFlaGuy said...

I can almost hear the history in this photo.

SRQ said...

Amazing this dates back over 3 centuries. Beautiful piece of art.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The great organ of Notre-Dame looks very impressive at 3.50..pm I presume! Hang in there Ciel, it will be Spring before you know it.

VP said...

Majestic and fascinating!

Malyss said...

Des instruments toujours impressionnants, surtout quand on voit quand ils ont été fabriqués!

Bergson said...

Il est impressionnant, j'espère qu'il sert de temps en temps

EG CameraGirl said...

The detail is magnificent!

Jack said...

Beautiful details, Ciel. A big organ is so expensive that they often don't have a lot of embellishment. In Versailles, no money and no talent was spared to make this as beautiful as possible.