Friday, 17 May 2013

CDP National Theme Day - Norwegian Constitution Day

In celebration of Norway's National Day, I went in search for something 'Norwegian' here in Coventry. 
 Here is what I found:

The Norwegian Organ 
A gift from the people of Norway to Coventry Cathedral in 1967.


It was built by Torkildsen Brothers and designed by Ole Rasmus Krag. 



Today (17th May) is Norwegian Constitution Day.  
Members of City Daily Photo are celebrating too.
Click the link HERE for more contributions.


View from west end of Cathedral in both directions (above and below).



Sign displayed give more detail.

It is Friday!!!!!  Have a great weekend!
PS.  Yesterday I said I would show some Coventry views.  
Last minute discovery for 'theme day' changed my plans :).




16 comments:

Doronette NF said...

Beautiful captures !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done LOL, perfect find for the theme today.

MJ said...

Such a dramatic piece of woodworking craftsmanship - I bet it sounds wonderful. (Thanks for visiting my blog, too!)

LONDONLULU said...

Oh, perfect one for theme day! What a find and what a beautiful musical instrument! I love the various angles so that we could really 'see' it. Have a relaxing weekend:)

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Nice contribution to this theme day. Great pictures, by the way...

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful instrument and photos!

Regards from Tania in Norway

Chrissy Brand said...

What a fantastic design and lovely to find a Norway connection in Coventry!

Deb said...

Great series of pics Lauren, really gives a feel of Coventry cathedral. Perfect choice for today

Kim said...

That is such a beautiful instrument (just to look at!). I would love to hear it, too. Super tie in to this theme day,
-Kim

Petrea Burchard said...

This is a great find.

william braquemard said...

It's been many years since I visited Coventry Cathedral but I do remember those organ pipes. Lovely set of pictures for the theme.

Dina said...

I think I've never seen a modern church organ, only old ones.
This is beautiful!

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Great contribution for Norwegian theme day. And a very interesting history.

Jim said...

Great post.

Julie said...

This organ is not only a very clever 'find' but also a lovely piece of wood-working and design. It is like a modern work of art. And to find it in Coventry ... great sleuthing.

Thankyou for your contribution to the City Daily Photo theme for Norway's Constitution Day.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you all. I honestly didn't think I would be able to participate in this theme event. Coventry Cathedral to the rescue. Cheers!