St Denis, Liège: Organ

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 7 August 2011 in Art & Design.

Denis' organ from 1589 with a rich Renaissance case.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

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.)

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

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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