Monday, July 4, 2011

A Phantom Recital: In the Old Cathedral

It's our summer vacation, touring around old towns in Europe. In a town in Germany, or maybe the Netherlands...or was it France? Or Portugal? Anyway, we checked into our hotel, had a nice dinner, and are wandering around town as the sun set when we came upon that cathedral. We stepped in and a friendly, yet decidedly odd clergyman invited us to stay and listen to the organ recital...

It's a pleasant and yet oddly unsettling experience; the musicianship is beyond reproach, but there's something off about the whole experience.

The hotel staff give us odd looks in the morning when we talk about our experience, and when we set off to the cathedral to take some photos by daylight, we find this:

We have many a sleepless night after that...

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