July 3, 2007

Saint Giles Cathedral Vibrates

Along Edinburgh's Royal Mile sits St. Giles Cathedral, home to the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen. Sounds like something out of The DaVinci Code but these are all knights of the modern era and Queen Elizabeth II.
During our visit the organ was being played - filling the Cathedral with sound and vibration. The music was modern and the pipe organ is too. There was a passage under the instrument that allowed you to feel the music as it was played - literally made you vibrate.
The light was beautiful as it streamed through the stained glass windows (between rain storms) as you can see in this portrait of Stephen.