Thursday, May 21, 2020

Street Organs

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
~Rebecca Solnit

Vintage public art today in the form of street organs:

Dutch street organ of the Five Figures Cabinet
originally built by Gasparini

Museum speelklok tot pierement

Festival de musique mécanique de Dijon 2015 (Côte d'Or, Bourgogne, France)
François de Dijon

Antique Band Organ, 1892, Germany
Ruth Organs

Limonaire Frères street organ fet Zonnetje


HWY said...

Wonderful works of art! Viewers should definitely watch/listen to the video to get the full flavor of the experience.

And it's nice to know that street organs are still being produced today.

tanita✿davis said...

When we were in the Netherlands two summers ago, we stayed in Delft and rented a place for three weeks. Each market day (Monday and Thursday) the organ man came. Those are just gorgeous and while the music might get a little much when the gentleman parks just under your window, they were still delightful. You can hear his little song: