Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Look at this beauty

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to see this absolute beauty.
We had our yearly street festival and parade. This organ was part of the parade - I just got goosebumps when I saw it. The sound is unreal.

I just googled it and came up with this. Obviously it is better in real life. It's absolutely huge with its dimensions being 4m high x 6m wide x 2.5 deep. It weighs 2.5 tonnes

It was developed in the 19th century in the Netherlands. It is now owned by Australia Fair.
It is the only organ of its type in Australia and it travels around 30,000 km each year visiting towns, cities and small communities.


Vanilla said...

I hope you took some photos, that is a layout just waiting to happen! What an amazing instrument!
xxx Vanilla

Wirginia said...

Isn't it beautiful. I can only image how it sounds. I agree, a LO waiting to happen Sandie.


Renee said...

Gorgeous! I love the sound of an organ. I agree with the ladies...a pic and a layout please ;)

Sandie said...

Arghhhhhhhhhhhh sorry girlies I didnt have my camera with me..........I took off in a hurry with the kids and a friend to get to the street camera.........pooh cack.

Oh well.........luv Sandie