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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

This is one of my favorite organs on our recent river cruise,

from the Niedermünster Abbey in Regensburg, Germany.

 

Take a break today and listen to some nice, inspirational music.



 

A Mid-Week Break

 

This is one of my favorite organs on our recent river cruise,

from the Niedermünster Abbey in Regensburg, Germany.

 

Take a break today and listen to some nice, inspirational music.



 

comments (39)

  • CherryPie
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2013, 00:12
A wonderful instrument set in very ornate surroundings!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. I LOVE these old church organs. Nothing like I grew up with!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 May 2013, 00:25
Great photo I have a day off to day, I will take your advice
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Adrian, and good for you. Enjoy your break.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 May 2013, 01:23
It is an impressive instrument, Ginnie.

How many organs did you see on your river cruise?
Ginnie Hart: I love these old church organs, Ray. They're like museum pieces of art! I'm sure we saw over 50 of them on our cruise. Now you've got me curious, so maybe I'll count them one of these days. HA! (I'm ready to start Day 12 of my images.)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 May 2013, 04:52
We saw a lot of great organs. during our cruise, this was one of the most beautiful. Too bad we were not there when it played.
Great shot, love the processing.
I would love to take a break and listen to some music....but duty calls....and as we always say, 'almost weekend'....grin
Ginnie Hart: We'll play the music when you come home, MLMA! As I told Ray, once I finish all my images (I'm on Day 12 today) I'll count all the organs we saw, just for the halibut! Bedankt!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 May 2013, 05:41
Thank you, Ginnie - a good start to the day
Ginnie Hart: You're most welcome, Lisl. smile
It's spectacular!!! Wonderful image!
Ginnie Hart: Many, many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2013, 06:14
You live in the country of the most beautiful organs - but this one is also a delight! Did you hear some organ music there? Sometimes the organist is preparing a concert or service ...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Philine. I have learned to love these organs all over this part of Europe. This particular one seemed so cozy! smile Sadly, no one was playing it while we were there. sad
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 May 2013, 06:37
This is lovely Ginnie. I am listening to Rostropovich playing Haydn's cello concerto as I type this
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Exactly what I had hoped for, Chris. Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 29 May 2013, 09:16
Amazing. It sure fills up that spot, doesn't it? It must have sounded incredible. I'll go find some organ music to listen to. smile
Ginnie Hart: I have become quite mesmerized by these European organs, Ruth. Can't you just see Mom staring at them, wanting to get her hands on them! smile
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2013, 09:19
Wooooooooow
Marvelous
So great artwork
Ginnie Hart: Even without hearing a note from them, Helys, they already are beautiful! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 May 2013, 09:23
What gorgeous pipes - smile!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Marcie. smile Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2013, 09:40
Ooooo.. now I love to hear a proper organ being played. The low notes of the refurbished orhan at the Royal Albert Hall can be felt before they are heard. As I'm working from home today, I will do as instructed smile.
Ginnie Hart: My mom would have gone crazy over seeing, let alone hearing or playing one of these, Alan. Not like what we grew up with in America! Enjoy your workday at home. smile
How to say ornate!!! The angels on top would be inspiring , I think. It would help you to sing like the angels.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Mary. I so agree! What a delightful thought. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 29 May 2013, 09:50
That is a lovely ornate instrument. Beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie. It actually takes my breath away! smile
Awesome..

I like this
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Previ.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 May 2013, 10:39
It sounds like you are on an organ cruise Ginnie. What a great trip you seem to have enjoyed.
Ginnie Hart: We definitely saw a lot of organs, Chad, because of all the churches we entered! It was a great trip, indeed.
Wonderful ! I love church and cathedral of Germany.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kerstrat, for stopping by and commenting here. Merci.
Does it sound as good as it looks,Ginnie,if it does that would be very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Sadly, Frank, no one was playing it while we were there that day, but I bet it would be heavenly!
magnifique les lumière smile)
Ginnie Hart: I was very happy about this place, Keyouest!
I bought a blues CD in a real record shop the other day. A compilation of some real old stuff. Well worth the 3 quid I paid for it smile

That is one fine looking organ ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes you just have to find something good to listen to, Bill! smile Thanks.
What a fine looking organ, I always want to hear these things being played when I visit churches, rarely am I there at the right time though.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Brian. I love these beautiful organs all over Europe!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 May 2013, 14:48
I keep my favourite organs with me. I will donate them when I stop using them, but not now smile

This takes me back to the days when my brother-in-law and I went pubbing in A'dam and since he is also a known organist, he gave me short recitals in some of those big churches. Experience of a lifetime.
Ginnie Hart: Keep all your favorite organs as long as you can, Louis. HA! And yes, I'm quite sure your BIL experience will never leave you.
Must be a very serene experience.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, and thank you, Sudipto.
A lovely instrument indeed Ginnie! Very nicely captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
Must be superb if it sounds as rich as it looks, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't have a chance to hear it, Graeme, but I'm sure you're right. Thank you.
It's rather grand for a small church like this. :o)
Ginnie Hart: Maybe that's why I liked it so much, LC?!
That organ seems superb Ginnie....I do play and have done it in some churches many years ago...Ahhhh
Ginnie Hart: WOW. It would be great to get a special concert from you on THIS organ, then, Juan Carlos.
Where are the amplifiers?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Good one, Larry. smile
It's a grand one isn't it? Good capture.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jacquelyn, and thank you.
It is a magnificent organ Ginnie... i can almost hear its deep tones from here...
every day is a break day for us... and there is always music at our place... and at times it's me playing itgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Peter. Music is so important, isn't it!
It looks so beautiful. I bet it sounds just as good.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael, and I bet so, too! I just wish we had heard it while there!
classic view and signature treatment. no need to look at names to know who shot this
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Ayush. Thank you kindly.
A beautiful organ and nice baroque decorations.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Wim. A real beauty, indeed.
That's the most ornately decorated organ I've ever seen, Ginnie, and the surrounding walls seem to be done in the same style as well. Gorgeous image!
Ginnie Hart: I knew you'd like this, Beverly. It really calms my spirit, for some reason, even without hearing it. smile
  • Petra
  • Czech Republic
  • 30 May 2013, 20:13
Ginnie, just today I've remembered songs of Taize community in France which are meditative and prayer-like and felt the urge to sing them again. Which I did at least for a while... Your photo matches my mood perfectly! smile What a beautiful organ and the church must have looked impressive. Great photo indeed.
Ginnie Hart: I love this kind of synchronicity, Petra. Thanks for sharing! smile
So lovely Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Robin.
What a fantastic shot of this pipe organ Ginnie!!! It looks just like one that I saw in a church is Bern, Switzerland!! They are truly magnificent, aren't they!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shannon. These organs just blow my mind. Mom played one in our church but it was NOTHING like this!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 3 Jun 2013, 12:58
For all the lovely ornate decoration, it looks rather cold. I'd have an overwhelming urge to play a bit of Jimmy Smith on that magnificent organ. If I could play one!
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, George, this was one of the warmer-looking ones, which is probably why it's my favorite! Wouldn't you just love to jazz something up on it! smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2013, 20:30
The organs in Europe are so spectacular; both in sound and also as an art form. You KNOW I love this one, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sue. I actually thought of you many times while processing this one. You and my mom. smile

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