15 February 2009

Photo Tag

Like Pandabonium, (who nominated me for this tag), I don't often do memes unless they're short, sweet and fun. This one meets the above criteria - so I'm going to do it.

The instructions are: "Go into your photo archive, pick the 4th folder in the archive, select the 4th picture in the folder, and write about it. You then need to tag 4 other people to do the same."

Here's the image:

BerlinerDom_OrganIt's of the huge pipe organ in the Berliner Dom. The cathedral was built between 1895 and 1905. On 24th May 1944, it was bombed and heavily damaged.

A temporary roof was built over the remains and in 1975, rebuilding work started.
In 1984, the interior was restored including full restoration of the organ which has 113 stops, including three ranks of 32' pipes on the pedal division, and played by a 4-manual console.

In 1993, the church reopened in a grand ceremony which was televised all over Germany.

The Dom is well worth a visit when in Berlin. There is outside viewing just below the top of the high dome and the underground crypt filled with the remains of royalty and clergy is an amazing experience.

If anyone wants to do this tag, please do so, and link to it in our comments section!


Pandabonium said...

Pipes! It's very beautiful. Thanks for posting it.

It brings back a memory. At the college I attended in California, there is a big pipe organ - a Casavant, built in 1927. One night a fellow musician and I sneaked into the chapel, turned on the exterior speakers, and played "Water Melon Man" for all to hear - then split before the security guard could get there.

Paresh said...

I love that picture! I wish I could travel as much as you guys do!

"Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" said...

The Berliner Dom is an impressive basilica known as the "Protestant St. Peter's."
The earliest predecessor of the Berliner Dom was the St. Erasmus Chapel within the Hohenzollern royal court, which was elevated to the status of a collegiate church in 1465.
thanks for sharing...

Duncan | syrupandtang said...

Oh my, it's about 20years since I last saw the inside of the Berliner Dom. Lovely pic.

Shannon said...

I think I could spend hours there just soaking up the awesomness! Great pic!

kaya said...

The picture is beautiful, and so serene.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hey what about the sound as well as the picture! Do you like pipe organ music? It can be scary. I play occasionally when I'm asked to play on a good instrument, but I recall one musician at a wedding got so carried away with some 'over the top' classical piece and excited I reckon he ended up with a big smile on his face and a cigarette afterwards. I told a friend outside the church and she told others so we were all laughing then.

Laneris said...

This really beautiful! Reminds me about Passau Dom which has the biggest organ in Europe I have been there this year http://www.talkmunich.com/forum/social-events/passau-excursion