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  My absolute favorite thing to photograph is a pipe organ. The more elaborate and detailed they are, the better. Whenever I travel I make a point to try and catch an organ concert. I sit and I gaze at it from bellow while marveling at the fact that someone actually made such a thing. I find the way the sound fills a cathedral to be hypnotic. I am not even religious at all, but being in this grand space where people go specifically to find some form of inner peace, and being enveloped by the sound of the organ, is incredibly therapeutic to me. I also love that you can visit a hundred cathedrals and never see the same organ twice. They are, in a way, an actual functioning ‘organ’ within the church. Pulsating and filling the room with life. Everything about it is incredibly powerful to me.

  My absolute favorite thing to photograph is a pipe organ. The more elaborate and detailed they are, the better. Whenever I travel I make a point to try and catch an organ concert. I sit and I gaze at it from bellow while marveling at the fact that someone actually made such a thing. I find the way the sound fills a cathedral to be hypnotic. I am not even religious at all, but being in this grand space where people go specifically to find some form of inner peace, and being enveloped by the sound of the organ, is incredibly therapeutic to me. I also love that you can visit a hundred cathedrals and never see the same organ twice. They are, in a way, an actual functioning ‘organ’ within the church. Pulsating and filling the room with life. Everything about it is incredibly powerful to me.

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The thing about the Louvre is that everyone flocks to the one wing of the palace where the “moaning lousy” is and leaves all of the other wings virtually empty. If you’re planning on visiting the Louvre, do yourself a favor and head straight for the Napoleon III apartments. You will leave with a neck cramp and a sore jaw from your mouth hanging agape, but it’s so worth it. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing collection of ancient antiquities. The room containing the winged bulls of Nineveh must be seen to be believed.

The thing about the Louvre is that everyone flocks to the one wing of the palace where the “moaning lousy” is and leaves all of the other wings virtually empty. If you’re planning on visiting the Louvre, do yourself a favor and head straight for the Napoleon III apartments. You will leave with a neck cramp and a sore jaw from your mouth hanging agape, but it’s so worth it. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing collection of ancient antiquities. The room containing the winged bulls of Nineveh must be seen to be believed.

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