It’s All In The Details
Architectural detail, Organ, 1737, Saint Michael’s Chapel, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Architectural detail, Chapel, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Details of the 18th century Baroque organ in Saint Michael’s Chapel at the University of Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. Note the Chinese (chinoiserie) motifs between the floral moldings. Painter Gabriel Ferreira da Cunha decorated the organ in 1737. It has about 2,000 pipes and still works. The Chapel itself was designed in the 16th century as a royal chapel, before the palace became a university.
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