East Coast 2014

National Gallery and Organ Concert


On our last sightseeing day in London, we decided to visit the National Gallery again. We started with a painting of a courtyard by Pieter de Hooch, one of the Dutch Masters

A painting by Frans Hals.


The church at Utrecht by Sanredam.


A painting of the Westerkerk in Amsterdam by Van Der Heyden.


This is a Reubens painting of Samson and Delilah .


We visited the Rembrandt room again to see his painting of his wife Saskia.


and his painting of Hendrikje Stoffels.


There was a portrait by Frans Hals..


In a room of impressionist was Monet's painting of Gare St. Lazare.


A special exhibit of impressionists from the Courtauld Musuem included Monet's The Banks of the Seine.


This exhibit also had two works by Seurat.




One of the highlights was Wheatfield with Cypresses by Van Gogh.



That evening we walked to St. Paul's Cathedral for an organ concert, the Organ Sonata in G Major (op. 28) by Edward Elgar.The Great Organ has 7,189 pipes, 5 manuals and 137 stops.



There are pipes on both sides of the nave as well as some trumpets in the west end.



This is a photo of the moveable console. This concert was an excellent ending to a wonderful trip.

I found a YouTube recording of Elgar's Organ Sonata played in 1984 on the St. Paul's organ. See below.