Saturday, 25 February 2012

Old and Loud

Although the cathedral in Albi dates back to 1287 it took 200 years to complete.  even still, it is far older than its organ which dates only from 1736.  Still old enough to qualify as old, I think.  You'll have to trust me that it can also be very loud when required, or watch and listen to this video.

You could also say that some of the patterns on the walls are loud.  they may look modern in their geometric design but they date from the 1500s.  If I had them in my living room I'd have a perpetual headache.  Here though, the effect is amazing.

My photos are not all they might be because, quite rightly, they don't allow any artificial light inside, and I'm not about to start carrying a tripod around with me. 

A two-in-one post for the Photo Hunts. 

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  1. Beautiful photos!
    Thanks for joining The Saturday PhotoHunt.
    I hope to see you 'DROP' by next Saturday...
    ♥ Sandi

  2. Yep... 1736 is plenty old to me. After all, my part of the country (Malaysia) only got independence (from the British) in 1957 and became Malaysia in 1963... ;b

    And given the constraints, your photos are very good indeed, A. :)

  3. Excellent pics. Lovely old building. Organs are the very worst musical instrument created, bar tambourines!

  4. That's a very nice combination of both themes !

  5. Fabulous architecture, loving it. *waves to A.*


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