Thursday, September 24, 2009

Notre Dame cathedral (Alejandra Velasco :D)

Notre Dame of Paris means ‘Our lady of Paris’. Is a gothic cathedral on the eastern half of Paris, France. Notre Dame de Paris was one of the first Gothic cathedrals, and its construction spanned the Gothic period. Its sculptures and stained glass show the heavy influence of naturalism, unlike that of earlier Romanesque architecture.
After several organs that were installed in the cathedral over time, the earliest ones were inadequate for the building. The first noteworthy organ was finished in the 18th century by the noted builder François-Henri Clicquot. Some of Clicquot's original pipework in the pedal division continues to sound from the organ today. The organ was almost completely rebuilt and expanded in the 19th century by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.
The position of titular organist at Notre-Dame is considered as one of the most prestigious organist posts in France, along with the post of Saint Sulpice in Paris, Cavaillé-Coll's largest instrument.
The organ has 7,800 pipes, with 900 classified as historical. The organ has 109 stops, five 56-key manuals and a 32-key pedal board. In December 1992, work was completed on the organ that fully computerized the organ under 3 LANs (Local Area Networks).

Looking this type of churches, I felt really impressed. I like a lot the Notre Dame cathedral, I love the style and that’s why I search about it. While I was reading about the different pages of information, I love the page, this page make you “feel” that you’re in the cathedral with a virtual visit. I really want to go to France only to visit this cathedral.
The thing that captures my attention was the part of the organ, that’s why I talk about it. I love that besides of the time that they are living they don’t give up of find a really nice organ for the cathedral so that for me is a example to follow, when you’re in problems, don’t give up, always think that someone is worst that you, so keep trying.

1 comment:

  1. I did my picture too but i don't had acces with the volunteer (it's not the volunteer fault) so i posted it in my blog, so that you can see that i did my part of the job, i am usinga it as evidence...

    chek it out:

    Pd... i loved your pictures alejandra, they are very nice...