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Oslo Cathedral, original organ

On our last morning in Oslo, we visited the cathedral. Seems like it had been closed when we tried to go before. It was consecrated in 1697 and restored to its original baroque interior in 1950. Oslo Cathedral is the main church for the Church or Norway, Diocese of Oslo, as well as the parish church for downtown.

The original organ with acanthus carvings.

I havenít been able to post any pictures today or make any comments; just far too busy at work with several crises to deal with. An employee who was to leave in a week suddenly decided to stop work altogether but neglected to tell me, and my newspaper is most likely going to be taken over by the Turkish government with crony trustees installed to run it. The party in power and the president of the country donít like us because weíre among the last vestiges of an opposition press, so theyíll try to do away with us as they have with several other media outlets recently. (My boss, the editor-in-chief, was arrested last month and held in prison for five days for allegedly "insulting the president of Turkey in tweets" and was finally released pending trial.) In any case, Iím sure I wonít have a job soon because Iíll either be fired for being in management, or Iíll quit because I refuse to work for a government mouthpiece, especially a government like that.

The one good thing is that Tim is back home!

Ceiling mural, posted earlier:

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/80s f/4.0 at 45.0mm iso4000 full exif

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Buz Kiefer12-Nov-2015 17:16
Spectacular find and photo, Helen. Vote.
Julie Oldfield11-Nov-2015 16:15
Spectacular composition and detail! I like the figures peering down at the scene below. V
Gill Kopy10-Nov-2015 05:11
This is fabulous Helen - I love the colours and the magnificence of the organ - and the paintings on the ceiling add a very interesting element - super V
Dave Petersen Photography10-Nov-2015 00:16
Spectacular clarity, lighting and colors in this beautiful image. You selected an excellent angle for this capture which conveys the grandeur of this interior and the pipe organ. Voted++
Carol Rollins09-Nov-2015 23:19
A fantastic capture of this spectacular organ. Beautiful!
I'm so sorry to hear about your nightmarish job and glad that Tim is back home.
Milan Vogrin09-Nov-2015 20:41
Beautiful! V!
ZoltŠn Balogh09-Nov-2015 20:06
Oh, fabulous capture! V
Graeme09-Nov-2015 19:57
Stunning view of the old organ!! V
Graeme09-Nov-2015 19:56
Oh I am pleased to hear that Tim is home again, Helen. Your work situation sounds like a nightmare! V
Colin Storey09-Nov-2015 19:38
Great detailed interior image. v
William Barletta09-Nov-2015 19:34
Exceeding nice capture of this beautiful instrument ~~V~
bill friedlander09-Nov-2015 19:13
Great shot, perfectly centered and excellent details. It is a grand organ. Hope everything works out jobwise. V
Martin Lamoon09-Nov-2015 18:43
A superb interior capture, your exposure is perfect.
Jim Coffman09-Nov-2015 18:33
What a gorgeous interior shot, Helen!
globalgadabout09-Nov-2015 18:05
what a grand organ...the situation at the paper sounds disturbing, but good for you for sticking to your principles...stuck disseminating propaganda and censored stories would not be journalism...good luck there..
Gerard Koehl09-Nov-2015 17:52
Cet orgue est magnifique. V
carabias09-Nov-2015 17:36
Bello órgano de la Catedral.
Una excelente fotografía. V
joseantonio09-Nov-2015 17:36
a lovely beauty captured in great light and with supèrb details.V.
hamery09-Nov-2015 17:36
Excellent work of composition, lighting and clarity, Helen. Gorgeous view and the organ is fantastic ! BV +++