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Ely pipes

I've always declared that I was brought up in the organ casing. My father was a talented musician, his favourite instrument to play was the organ and, as a child my favourite place to be was sharing the seat with him whilst he played. One of my favourite memories is that of him, after choir practice, asking me if the priest had left; on assuring him that we were now alone in the church he promptly launched into playing ragtime!

Hardly surprising then that I love to capture images of these frequently beautiful beasts of noise. These are the gorgeously decorated pipes at Ely cathedral.
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32 comments

Colin Ashcroft said:

A lovely story
9 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Colin Ashcroft:

Thanks Colin
9 months ago ( translate )

Keith Burton said:

Amazing................the detail and colours are wonderful Maggie.

A delightful story too.........I'm not sure the priest would have been impressed though :-))
9 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Keith Burton:

He must have known - unless he was stone deaf!
9 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A lovely story Maggs! Also a beautiful picture. I have been a couple of times. Such an impressive Cathedral.
Have a good day and new week ahead.
9 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Rosalyn Hilborne:

I love the stained glass museum there!
9 months ago

Schussentäler said:

a wonderful church organ
9 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep replied to Schussentäler:

Sounded good too.
9 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Stunning interior picture.
9 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Heel erg bedankt Jaap.
9 months ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Majestic organ beautifully captured Maggs
9 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep replied to Roger (Grisly):

Luckily the organist was practising ...
9 months ago

Jocelyne Villoing said:

Très joli, un angle parfait pour l'apprécier au plus près !********
Bonne soirée Magie.
9 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep replied to Jocelyne Villoing:

Merci bien Jocelyne
Bonne soirée à toi aussi!
9 months ago ( translate )

Sarah O' said:

Maggs, LOVE the story about you and your dad. and this awesome musical machine, the Organ. its a favorite of mine too. LOVE to hear what all the Organ can do !!!! thanks for sharing.
this is great photo. lovely colors and is a feature in this beautiful Cathedral....
Best wishes, Sarah
9 months ago