Today we have seen four churches, if it is not five. Anyway we have had four organ recitals. One interesting fact is that some of them are far too big for the church. There must have been some sort of rivalry between these small towns. In one tiny church, there was a sumptuous organ which would not have disgraced a cathedral. The choir can never have been heard over that. In that particular case, the organ case was magnificent but the church was very plain.
Anyway I have a few photos, well a lot really, but I am only showing you a few.
Colchicum in a graveyard
Spectacular roof. I love the little painted decorations.
An organ the right size or the church and sounding very good indeed. All the organs we have seen were built in the period 1720 to 1750 and were seriously messed up in the 19 th century. But they have all been restored since 1990 and now sound just like they did when built. Some material has had to be replaced but one or two are at least 75% original.
And just to make it clear, these photos are for the record and do not obey the rules of composition for photography. So there.