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Hassocks!

By TrevBatWCC    
After photographing the organ pipes in Wakefield Cathedral, shown a couple of uploads ago, I had intended to photograph the organ itself, but I spotted these colourful hassocks on the choir stalls and grabbed the image in the lead. I then forgot all about photographing the organ! So, the version is an image of it I took a few years earlier…
(lead image taken 27/08/2021)

Many thanks to Alan (af1) and Dave (HobbitDave) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Wakefield Cathedral 3, most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Wakefield General Cathedral Choir stalls Church organ Hassocks

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adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
11 Sep 2021 12:06PM
Trev, that is a lovely organ, and very colourful hassocks.

Angela😀
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2021 12:07PM
So well taken, on both images Trev. The hassocks remind me so much of our Church when growing up. My Mum spent hours helping make new, tapestry cross stitch ones. Labour of love.

Kath
PhilT2 Plus
11 566 32 England
11 Sep 2021 12:08PM
Impressive organ Trev. You have to admire anyone who can play these. Definitely pulling out all the stops Grin
11 Sep 2021 12:19PM
'Hassocks indeed! And the same to you young man.'
Regards, Margaret Rutherford.

Two splendid images Trevor and a very enjoyable series. 😀
11 Sep 2021 1:11PM
Two superb images, Trev - I don't think I've seen a 5 manual organ before!
Wakefield Cathedral looks a wonderful place to visit.
I echo Graham's comments!!

RichardSmile
11 Sep 2021 1:19PM
Love the hassocks, Trev. Kaths comment above I can relate to, my mum used to do the same, wonderful patterns and designs. The organ is a big one! A five manual one (many of the large ones are four). My bro is a retired music teacher, he used to play the organ in Winchester cathedral 👌

Dave 🙂
A stunning organ and such colourful hassocks, well captured Trev.
Carol
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
11 Sep 2021 1:51PM
So interesting to see all these treasured and still beautiful pieces.
11 Sep 2021 2:03PM
Nice work Trev..Have a good weekend..
11 Sep 2021 2:07PM
Wow, that would take some playing Trev, lovely images you have here!
Geoff
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2021 2:17PM
Big name, big hassock.BlushBlushBlush
Love the organ SmileSmile
Helen
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
11 Sep 2021 2:31PM
Not being familiar with the word Hassock, I looked it up. I read its either a village in England, or a tuft of grass, - or, in north America a cushion for kneeling on!

As a Catholic growing up in Ireland, we were quite jealous of Protestant churches because the had kneelers, and we had hard wood!

Nice pics


W
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
11 Sep 2021 2:58PM
Both images are quite remarkable Trev , excellent work
Ian
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
11 Sep 2021 2:58PM
Wow! Comfort...kneelers are the equivalent of being downtrodden? 🤣🤣
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
11 Sep 2021 5:16PM

Quote:Not being familiar with the word Hassock, I looked it up. I read its either a village in England, or a tuft of grass, - or, in north America a cushion for kneeling on!
W

Yes, Willie, you're right, there is village called Hassocks, a few miles north of Brighton! 😃
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2021 5:33PM
Two really lovely interesting shots
Ju
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2021 6:09PM
It's all been said, Trev, but the colours in the lead are lovely, and that organ is impressive. You've captured its warm tones so well, it really is a captivating image. I can't imagine how the organist chooses which keyboard to play!
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2021 6:15PM
Great appeal and interest Trev. I like both variants.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
11 Sep 2021 10:21PM
Great captures, someone has worked hard creating these, love all that detail on the organ too.
Sylvia
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
12 Sep 2021 8:25AM
Presumably it meant hell and damnation if you knelt on another man's hassock?Wink
A truly magnificent organ!
12 Sep 2021 7:17PM
both top-quality images, Trev, expertly taken and processed and with much to look at
12 Sep 2021 10:37PM
What a wonderful organ Trev, excellent set...Lin
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
13 Sep 2021 7:24AM
very well captured and processed
Fefe Plus
10 57 37 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2021 12:05PM
Mind boggling how to play that organ........
14 Sep 2021 3:40PM
Back with an award Trev, magnificent organ and love the J of N hassock, she was an amazing person by all accounts 👌

Dave 🙂

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