The Battle of the Pipe Organs

September 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

During my recent road trip, hazy conditions prompted me to capture more photographs of interiors--particularly churches and capitol buildings. Pipe organs became one of my favorite subjects of the trip. I was very impressed by the first pipe organ that I saw at the St. John's Cathedral in Boise, Idaho:

However, as the trip progressed, the pipe organs kept getting bigger and bigger. Next up was St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church in Virginia City, Nevada. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture any acceptable images of that pipe organ as it was temporarily draped in plastic to protect it from a leaking roof.

Then, there was the pipe organ in the Cathedral of the Madeleine Roman Catholic Church in Salt Lake City, Utah:

But, the biggest ones were yet to come. This next photograph is of the pipe organ in the Assembly Hall of Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah:

And, within just a few hundred yards or so, the pipe organ in the Tabernacle was the most impressive one I had seen to date:

But, the grand finale was yet to come. To my surprise, there was another even larger pipe organ across the street at the LDS (Latter Day Saints) Conference Center Auditorium! This pipe organ has 7,667 pipes.


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