Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides

known simply as
Les Invalides

The dome is recognized on the Paris landscape
but interior is stunning

The organ was build between 1679 and 1687 by the royl organ builder, Alexandre Thierry. 
Wear and tear, including war, could have left this organ in a sad state. 
Repairs and rebuilding have brought this magnificent organ to its full potential. 

bon dimanche

Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides
76007, Paris


Kristie Franklin said...

Absolutely stunning Genie! Beautiful!! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can imagine it would sound as wonderful as it looks Genie, especially with the acoustics in the cathedral.

Sylvia K said...

I do so agree with the others! It is so incredibly beautiful and I would love to hear it! Stunning indeed! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Riet said...

That is a beautiful organ and I am sure the sound is the same. I love it when organs play, sometimes they just make me cry.

Cezar and Léia said...

A classical organ like this is a true gem, glad that someone cared to put it in good shape!
God bless you!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

It looks truly royal and magnificent..........the chandelier is beautiful too!

Bon dimanche Genie,

M said...

Stunning is the truth! This white and gold interior makes it perfect for a wedding ...

Janey and Co. said...

I always think of this as Napoleon's Tomb. But, I guess id was a cathedral many many yrs before that! Love the gold and white!

Randy said...

I'll bet they sound great.

Mary said...

How breathtaking! And i mean it.. i truly caught my breath when i first saw this photo. Magnificent indeed. :)