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Old May 29, 2007, 5:10 PM   #1
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That was a pleasant surprise wandering around in Dejon

While in between long lunch and shopping excursion, I slipped into this church only to find that they are blasting their 2 floor high organ at full force and I was stunned. I stayed for more than 1/2 hours and was almost late for joining back the tour group









Here is where Napoleon tomb is which I find to have less appeal to me - do not ask me why - even though structure wise they are very very imposing







Here comes the most gear-challenging & low light situation at the Lourvre.

Basically it was troubling me what to do there for the last 2 months and all the earlier Zenitar shots seemed like trial runs for these few shots .

It was dimmer than I thought and I was toying with the idea of using iso1600. Instead I opted for iso800 and 1/3 s handheld . Turned out OK then I believe.









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Old May 29, 2007, 5:18 PM   #2
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absolutely stunning dude. the st. louis cathedral in N O has an organ that might rival this. it always brought me to my knees to listen to it. thanks

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Old May 29, 2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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Those pictures are way more than OK - they are STUNNING!
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Old May 31, 2007, 4:10 AM   #4
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Those pictures are way more than OK - they are STUNNING!
Roy & Harriet,

Thanks for commenting.

One thing I can see while there is that the French really know how to present this part of their culture and asset. The first trip was a cruise on the River Siene and all you need to do is to raise your camera and fire. Instead of drive -by I can say that it is Cruise-by shooting then . This is first of the 40s of so interesting structures all the way.

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Just completely overwhelmed with such line up of valuable building/structures all packed with history. China has likely longer history but a lot of the strucrtures there were made of wood and we did have centuries of war destroying whatever left behind

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Old Jun 4, 2007, 4:23 PM   #5
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A sequel about the first two pict of that organ at Cathédrale Saint Bénigne of Dijon, southern France

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You had a treat hearing that famous organ--there has been a long line of famous organists there, and many recordings done.
This fellow brought it up that I was walking into something that I was not aware of.

I googled that . That organ was built in 1743 and have been extensively recorded

http://infopuq.uquebec.ca/~uss1010/o.../dijonsb1.html

http://www.orguecathedraledijon.com/clerc_en.html

Yup . Not bad staying away from long lunch and shopping excursion


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absolutely stunning dude. the st. louis cathedral in N O has an organ that might rival this. it always brought me to my knees to listen to it. thanks

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The new cathedral in St. Louis is pretty tight :G
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Amazing shots of amazing architecture.
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