Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 7 August 2011 in Art & Design.
Denis' organ from 1589 with a rich Renaissance case.
My (old) coffee-table book of selected postings.
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All very grand and celebratory in its day . . . I note from looking at plans of the building that the axis is changed at the west end - perhaps that is associated with the town walls to which you have referred ?
7 Aug 2011 6:16am
@Ronnie 2¢: Yes, the axis is a bit deviating: while the 10th century building was heading east, the westwork has been added not until the 12th century. The southern parts were the old cloisters which didn't survive; today this is Place St Denis. (Here's the source for that information; unfortunately I couldn't find any leaflets / guides in the church.)
Love those dark eyebrows over the window eyes! the lighting is fantastic!
9 Aug 2011 1:57am
@Christine Walsh: Paid with heavy noise in the photo, therefore it's a bit smaller than usual!
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