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  • Pipe Organs of Germany and Austria

    For anyone who is interested, I've just been through my 32,000 photos on Flickr® and extracted all the ones I've taken of pipe organs in Germany and Austria over the years since 1977. They are in a new Set on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8712554...7642048141173/.

    I won't say that they are great pictures, because many of them are not very good; however, they are what I was able to get in dark interiors with the cameras I had (and the time constraints of planned tours). Most of them do have descriptions or titles that identify where they are located. If anyone wants to know where one is that is not so identified, let me know the photo ID and I'll try to help.

    I do intend to make similar efforts for organs in other locations, but it will take time.

    David

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    Thanks. Those were interesting to look at, especially the rather spooky looking organ case in Trier!

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    • #3
      That's great. I'll have to have a look. Any from Freiburg Cathedral?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sathrandur View Post
        That's great. I'll have to have a look. Any from Freiburg Cathedral?
        Sorry, no. Those are the only photos of German organs I have.

        circa1949, the "spooky" case of the Trier Dom main organ contains a surprise: when a certain stop is engaged, a panel opens and a figure of Pan pops out playing a Panflute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4HeFgt3eCAw

        David

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        • #5
          That was very nice;thanks for organizing the pics, I know what it takes to sort through a pile of them.
          Casey

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          • #6
            OK, I was not satisfied with the way I set up that Flickr® Set, so I have totally redone the effort and now there is a new Flickr® Collection titled "Pipe Organs of Europe"; it currently contains two subordinate Collections: "Pipe Organs of Austria" and "Pipe Organs of Germany". There are also additional photos in some of the Sets (compiled by location) from what I had posted before. As I go through and collect the photos from other countries, there will be new Collections for the Sets in those countries. I am aware that some of the Sets in this format only have a very few photos; nevertheless, I think there is value in making it possible to view specific locations individually. (And who knows? I may get back to some of those places again.)

            Here is the link to the high-level Collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8712554...7642223686734/

            David

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            • #7
              I have now completed my work to organize my pictures of pipe organs in Europe. Many more countries and cities have been added to the link given above.

              David

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              • #8
                Thank you for the pictures. Enjoyed them very much. We visited Germany and Austria a few times, and always enjoyed seeing the Cathedrals.
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                • #9
                  My pleasure. I'm not much of an organist (and not a lot better photographer), but I love organs and there are a great many beautiful ones that I have seen. Next summer (2015) I'll be going back to Europe--some places again and others new--and I'll take more pictures.

                  David

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                  • #10
                    Any places in particular you planned seeing?

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                    • #11
                      I will be mostly doing planned tours, so my ability to range afield will be quite limited. With the church choir I'll be in Paris, France; Prague and Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic; Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Munich, Germany; and Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. I have been to all those places, and I do hope to catch a few churches that are different from the ones I visited before. With the college chorus I'll be seeing Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; and St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Riga and Moscow I have not been to before, and I'm hoping to visit some new places in Tallinn and St. Petersburg. There is a gap of 4 days between the 2 tours and I plan to stay over there (it makes no sense to fly back and turn around and fly over again); I'm considering taking the train from Munich to Krakow or Warsaw, Poland (I've not been to Poland) and then the bus over to meet the group in Riga. I know that there are some great cathedrals in Poland and I should be able to see a few of them.

                      The choir trip actually begins in Prague, but there is an optional 3-day pre-trip in Paris (which I plan to do). I'm also considering an Avalon Waterways river/bus tour from Paris to Normandy and back that just happens to end the day before the Paris pre-trip. The chorus tour actually ends in St. Petersburg, but there is an optional Moscow post-trip, and I'm planning to do that, too. If I do all of it, I'd be leaving on 2 June 2015 and getting home around 13 July 2015. (And spending a LOT of money!)

                      I'll take both my DSLR cameras (D7000 and D50 Nikons) and several 16GB or 32GB SD chips; I'll use my 18-200mm VR Nikkor zoom lens, but I have an old Tamron 28-200mm I'll take along just in case I have a problem. I usually take my laptop with me and download my pictures and GPS logs every evening to it. (And I also write a Daily Log using MS Word®.) There will be pictures!

                      David

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                      • #12
                        Nice trip you got laid out. Apart from Cesky Krumlov I haven't really visited any of those and I honestly can't remember much of it. Wasn't that much into organs then. Passed through Paris but never stopped for long enough to visit something. Think you're going to enjoy yourself.

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