This instrument is in the cathedral of St. Johnn the Baptist, Wroclaw, Poland. Despite being a smaller building than the cahtedral of Notre Dame, Paris (France) this is much the larger instrument:
This organ is part of the instrument that was built when Wroclaw was under German occupation and known as Breslau. A "Centenial Hall" was built elsewhere in the city and an organ was comissioned from W. Sauer (Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany) in 1911-1913. It had 200 stops and 16,706 pipes when first installed in the Hall but this was increased, in 1937, to 222 stops.
The Centenial Hall was closed shortly after World War 2 and the instrument was split into two with a bulk of it being used here in Wroclaw Cathedral where it forms the biggest organ in Poland in a building smaller than Notre Dame, Paris:
Notre Dame: 5 manuals, 109 stops, 7,800 pipes
Wroclaw Cathedral: 5 manuals, 150 stops, 13,207 pipes
A bulk of the pipes are behind the organ facade in this picture but a number are also installed in the presbytery of the cathedral. The console from the Centenial Hall is also still present and has all 222 stop tabs. It is well worth hearing!
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lucasgalodoido (21051) 2012-09-18 7:32
beautiful capture of this old organ. I love the song. Great job, my friend.
Nicou (119375) 2012-09-18 7:47
quel cpatage e tiamge superbe quel bel orgue fantastique iamge et compo ce rendu sur le brillant ce beau bois avec l'arche en fonde une merveille.
bravo et amitié
pajaran (50416) 2012-09-18 9:45
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, o Katedrali, i orguljama ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe orgulje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text, the Cathedral, the organ ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful organ.
Have a nice day, all the best.
Silvio1953 (119531) 2012-09-18 10:11
Ciao Barbara, great POV on fantasticorgan, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-18 10:15
This cathedral is a marvel in indoor and outdoor. The details are superb. Framing and quality are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
PiotrF (6712) 2012-09-18 12:53
Notka budująca... patriotycznie
Fis2 (83906) 2012-09-18 12:59
To mamykatedralne organy.
Dobre spojrzenie, ladne kolory.
Ale ostrosc tym razem saszwankowala.
eldancer1 (26722) 2012-09-18 14:43
Very nice capture of this pipe organ considering you are using available lighting. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (35222) 2012-09-18 16:22
Hi dear Barbara
Another marvelous shot you present!
You preserve the tasteful atmosphere perefctly by getting good daylight.
Takero from Tokyo
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-18 18:23
beautiful photo of this spectacular organ, the composition is attractive, superb lights and POV, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
tedesse (25055) 2012-09-18 18:35
Ladny pionowy kadr.
Piekne organy, dobra ostrosc i kolorystyka.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-09-18 22:20
very interesting and great shot of the old organ facade with fantastic details. very well composed high pov. congrats and tfs. also thx for the informal note too.
have a lovely week,
gildasjan (41370) 2012-09-19 1:06
Beau rendu des couleurs de cet orgue sous cette lumière intérieure.Très agréable contraste avec la couleur du bois.
jhm (137548) 2012-09-19 4:06
This is very a big organ with a lot pipes, very nice taken.
I like church interiors and certainly these nice organ, I love organ music.
Excellent composition, with orginal colors.
Very well captured and lovely composition, TFS.
aliabazari (14151) 2012-09-19 6:55
Interior very beautiful and attractive. Lighting and compositing is pretty good.
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (33223)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/4 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 4:23