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Art, Food - and Free Music!

Art, Food - and Free Music!
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Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7229] (29024)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-26
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-01 10:26
Viewed: 818
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Following on from my last photo, this is another taken in the main hall of Glasgow's recently renovated Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Not only can you enter this place and admire its many splendid artworks free of charge, but every day at 1 p.m. the public are treated to a wonderful organ recital - again at no cost. So you can sit in the café with some lunch and a cup of tea and enjoy the fine music. Unfortunately you have to pay for your food!

For those interested, this mighty organ was built in London by Lewis & Co., organ builders, for the occasion of Glasgow Exhibition in 1901 and is considered to be the most superior of its kind in the west of Scotland. It has three manuals, Great, Swell and Choir as well as Pedal and has 48 speaking stops. You can read its full specification here.

The other advantage of this magnificent organ is that it is not installed in a church or cathedral and so organ recitals here usually include popular music by the likes of Queen, David Bowie, Scott Joplin and others as well as the more usual Bach, Handel or Buxtehude.

Here you can hear Sousa's "Liberty Bell" being played.

ISO 800, 1/60 sec at f/4.5, focal length 40mm.

And here you can see a larger version of this photograph.

Also, if you look carefully just above the entrance doorways, you will see two screens - one shows the organist playing the keyboards of the organ and the other shows his feet working the pedals.

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Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
I love this atmopshere of the main hall
of Glasgows art Gallery and Museum
I would like to be there and sit in the cafe
with some lunch and a cup of tea
welldone and wellseen

Hello John,
Very nice capture from Glascow; taken with good pov and sharpness. Nice combination of daily life scenes with the old acrhitecture at back. Good ligth management and many interestingi usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Hello John,
To me "Liberty Bell" will always be the "Theme from Monty Python's Flying Circus". Not bad music to listen to while having lunch or coffee. And of course this must be among the most magnificent lunch restaurants anywhere. It's another impressive photo with excellent sharpness and lots of interesting details to watch. I'm not sure that I would have noticed the two screens unless you had pointed them out.
Kind regards,

Ciao caro John, great view of fantastic organ, lovely composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John, an excellent follow on picture from your previous post, the sharp quality is wonderful. I can even see that the many plaques on the walls are labelled 'In Memoriam'.
The organ is magnificent, what a beautiful instrument.
It must be a real pleasure to sit in the café at 1 pm each day, eating lunch and listening to the music. Thank you for highlighting the fact that the two screens are showing the organist in close up.
Fascinating picture.
Regards Jean.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11574 W: 123 N: 29426] (138720)
  • [2019-04-01 18:43]

Hello John, Magnificent composition. What a place that you can admire the beautiful architecture, good food and also hear the organ concert. Thanks for the link to youtube. (you know that I love organ music :)).
Wonderful organ and beautiful chandeliers.

Kind regards Malgo

Hi John,
Beautiful architecture and great organ, well photographed with people, perfect sharpness and exposure, tfs.

Perfect combination. A nice image to gather all these, nice event scene.


Hello John,
it's a pleasure to see how many visitors are in this museum, very often museums are like quiet, forgotten places, attracting only few people with special interests. I am fond of museums, that, like this one, are worth a visit even as a building, despite the value of the displayed art.
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13428 W: 125 N: 24018] (120539)
  • [2019-04-02 3:22]

Hi John. It seems to me that you are demanding too much, did you also want free food in addition to organ music? Ahaha ... Beautiful photo, the vertical cut that shows the people eating under the imposing organ is a winning prospect and the quality is perfect too. Regarding my photo, I honestly don't know why I couldn't take pictures in the museum, but it happened to me often during my travels. Not bad, photos from museums are always very boring..heheh ... good day and thanks! Luciano.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26146 W: 523 N: 44753] (190777)
  • [2019-04-02 6:59]

Hello John,

What a beautiful organ with the player present.
A lovely daily life picture with all the people if visitors.
This create depth and perspective.
An excellent picture out of your gallery.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello John,

This is amazing!
I love how art is being made so interesting and so easily accessible to everyone!
The thought of organ music being listened to, whilst eating lunch, sounds very attractive to me, especially if the organist is playing Queen!
Again, your photograph contain so many interesting details, seemingly quite unrelated and yet joined here with excellent depth and amazing clarity. The trumpeting cherubs and high decoration around the magnificent organ, seems far removed from people drinking Fanta and mothers' pushing prams, yet it all gels so well!
We must visit this place if ever we visit Glasgow again!

Thanks for sharing this,
Bev :-)

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15451 W: 0 N: 16877] (187758)
  • [2019-04-02 20:54]


Le musicien est tout petit devant cet immense orgue quelle vue et compo quel orgue et tube et ce bois et ces personnes en premier plan et ces merveilleuses lampes qui pendent cette entrée du musée quelle compo
bravo et amitié

Hello John
Nothing is more attractive to hear good organ music when you enter such a beautiful large space.
Your link to the YouTube video inspired me to take a good look at this excellent photo.
An interesting idea to show the hands and feet of the organist in this way.
The organist would do wise to brush his shoes well. 😉
Excellent presentation
Have a good Sunday, groet Rob

Hello John,

very fine and interesting shot from Glasgow showing much details from the interior of this Museum. I am really impressed by the perfect sharpness and clarity of your picture. Excellent contribution to TE.Very good informative note.TFS.

Withregards from Luxembourg


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