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11-JUL-2011 Walter O. Koenig

July 11

Spreckles Organ

Spreckels Organ Pavilion was constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park. It is located at the corner of President's Way and Pan American Road East in the park.
The Organ was built by Austin Organs, Inc. as their Opus #453. It has 73 ranks totaling 4518 pipes and faces north. The audience therefore faces south.
A roll-up steel curtain protects the Organ from sun and rain whenever it is not being played in concerts.
Commercial airplane landings at San Diego's Lindbergh Field occasionally compete with the organ's sound.
Source: Wikipedia

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norbi13-Jul-2011 11:25
Outstanding composition with a perfect documentation. v. norbi
Carl Carbone12-Jul-2011 16:53
Nicely composed and documented. Thanks for sharing! V
Mairéad12-Jul-2011 12:54
An outdoor organ - very interesting and impressive.
Betty Vlasiu12-Jul-2011 12:27
Beautiful pose and colors, nice story!
Jim Coffman12-Jul-2011 12:21
This is awesome,Walter! Great capture... V
Pierre12-Jul-2011 11:27
Très impressionnant! V
Stephanie12-Jul-2011 09:18
The man is soooooo small in comparison to the organ pipes! Wonderful image Walter! BV
Astrid Taen12-Jul-2011 06:16
Gérard Koehl12-Jul-2011 05:02
Magnifique... Il manque juste le son. V
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