Sunday, April 22, 2012

Basilique Notre Dame des Victoires - l'orgue


The angels flank the finely crafted organcase, tribune and entrance to the nave in the Basilique Notre Dame des Victoires.  It was created by Louis Régnier in 1739 and remains today.  I have visited this basilica several times, discovering new details on every visit.  As I search for more information, stories always emerge.

The original organ was constructed by François-Henri Lesclop and reconstructed in 1870 by Charles Spackmann Barker, and John Abbey in 1898.  The organ today was placed by Alfred Kern in French-German neo-classical style in 1973, and recently restored in 1995.  I would say that the replacements and restorations are a good fit with the early architecture which has been lovingly maintained.

 
I will be returning...


bon dimanche



Basilique Notre-Dame des Victoires
6, rue Notre Dame des Victoires
75002, Paris

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How beautiful it is! I'm so glad it is maintained for the "now"! Awesome capture, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...

Je suis toujours éblouie par les orgues et leurs longs tubs dans les églises... Une très belle photo pour immortaliser celui-ci.
Gros bisous

Cezar and Léia said...

These classical organs are so impressive, pieces of art in themselves...
God bless you!
Cezar

This is Belgium said...

Chère amie,
Talked about you today on This is Belgium ;)
Bon dimanche,
anni

Shell Sherree said...

How spectacular. They've been renovating our City Hall and the old pipe organ is being restored while they are at it. They are amazing instruments.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Magnificent,it no doubt sounds as powerful as it looks.

Bon dimanche Genie,
Ruby

M said...

Exquisite ... I can hear the music soaring and transporting me to the throne of God!

Virginia said...

Love the lovely warm tones of the wood and the details.
V

Rob and Mandy said...

Very impressive!

Kris said...

Very, very, beautiful! It looks so inspiring and majestic, as if it would tower over the entire church!

Randy said...

That's some set of pipes.

Peter Olson said...

I remember our common visit here... and you return regularly and always bring something more!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very impressive organ Genie, I should think it would sound marvelous with the acoustics in the Basilique.

Al said...

What a spectacular organ, great shot!

Konstantin said...

super!

BriGt said...

ohh Lucky you !!
I long to go to Paris myself and to discover this oh so beautiful country!!
BEautiful organ i must say and nicely captured !!