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"Pipes: A Melody of Diversity and Power" The majestic Pipe Organ of St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia fills the air with its enchanting harmonies

Background imagePipes Collection: Organ audition by Cavaill魃oll

Organ audition by Cavaill魃oll
An organ audition for an instrument built by Aristide CavaillÚ¡âoll, held in his own spacious business residence on Avenue de Maine, Paris Date: 1870

Background imagePipes Collection: Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London

Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London
Elderly male inmates relax in a garden of the Chelsea workhouse, London. Some are smoking pipes, some are reading newspapers, others are feeding birds

Background imagePipes Collection: The Pipes Of Pan, by Elsie Harding

The Pipes Of Pan, by Elsie Harding
Colour illustration showing a dream-like scene of a piper playing for a beautiful lady with butterfly wings

Background imagePipes Collection: The Pipe Organ of St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Pipe Organ of St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
St Pauls Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.The cathedral was built in stages and is one of the City of Melbournes major landmarks

Background imagePipes Collection: Triumph Rocket 3 (2300cc)

Triumph Rocket 3 (2300cc) 2004 Red dark

Background imagePipes Collection: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Bandsman, Piper and Drummer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePipes Collection: Vincent Black Shadow black 1955 1950s 50s fifties classic

Vincent Black Shadow black 1955 1950s 50s fifties classic
Vincent Black Shadow 1955 Black

Background imagePipes Collection: View of Tulloch Castle, Scotland, with pipers

View of Tulloch Castle, Scotland, with pipers
View of Tulloch Castle in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland, at the time of a royal wedding between Dom (Prince) Miguel of Braganza (1878-1923), Duke de Viseu

Background imagePipes Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imagePipes Collection: Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson

Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson
The Pilsener Pump for tapping the enemys beer; another hilariously convoluted contraption to foil the enemy during World War I from William Heath Robinson

Background imagePipes Collection: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn from Wind in the Willows, pub. 1913 (colour lithograph), 1913

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn from Wind in the Willows, pub. 1913 (colour lithograph), 1913

Background imagePipes Collection: Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b / w photo)

Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b / w photo)
NAM261004 Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b/w photo) by Cundall, Joseph (1818-95) & Howlett, Robert (1831-58); National Army Museum

Background imagePipes Collection: Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C

Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C
Piper Laidlaw won the V.C. at Loos (World War I) on 25th September 1915: During the worst of the bombardment, seeing that his company was somewhat shaken from the effects of gas

Background imagePipes Collection: Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- St Bride Street and Farringdon Street, with firefighters at work in a smoky atmosphere and pedestrians walking by

Background imagePipes Collection: Pan, the Greek god of nature

Pan, the Greek god of nature

Background imagePipes Collection: Classical Greek gods allegorised

Classical Greek gods allegorised
The classical Greek gods allegorised. Date: 18th century

Background imagePipes Collection: Middlesex Hospital Chapel, Mortimer Street, London

Middlesex Hospital Chapel, Mortimer Street, London
Middlesex Hospital Chapel, western view, Mortimer Street, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePipes Collection: Paddy the Piper

Paddy the Piper
An itinerant Irish piper sitting at the roadside, playing his full set of uilleann pipes. Date: circa 1904

Background imagePipes Collection: Henry Simonis & Co fire appliance, Nuremberg, Germany

Henry Simonis & Co fire appliance, Nuremberg, Germany
A Henry Simonis & Co fire appliance, parked on a street in Nuremberg, Germany

Background imagePipes Collection: Pipe Major of The Scots Guards

Pipe Major of The Scots Guards in full ceremonial dress. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePipes Collection: Part of the tremendous stores of Stephen and Sons Ltd shipyard, Glasgow

Part of the tremendous stores of Stephen and Sons Ltd shipyard, Glasgow. This was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Govan in Glasgow, on the River Clyde. Circa, 1950s

Background imagePipes Collection: Scottish Types - Bagpipes, Clan McDonald

Scottish Types - Bagpipes, Clan McDonald. 19th century

Background imagePipes Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imagePipes Collection: Smoking club, 18th century artwork

Smoking club, 18th century artwork. The practice of smoking tobacco was popularised in England and Ireland in the 1580s and 1590s by the English soldier and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1552-1618)

Background imagePipes Collection: BMW AC Schnitzer M3

BMW AC Schnitzer M3

Background imagePipes Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imagePipes Collection: Bulgarian Peasants Dance

Bulgarian Peasants Dance
Bulgarian peasants perform a traditional dance before village elders and interested tourists

Background imagePipes Collection: Four frogs ice skating on a Christmas card

Four frogs ice skating on a Christmas card
Four frogs ice skating hand in hand on a Christmas card, with comic verse below. circa 1890s

Background imagePipes Collection: Musical Instruments 1883

Musical Instruments 1883
Various musicians playing various instruments: a harp, a lyre, pipes, hunting horn. Pipes of Pan are also in evidence

Background imagePipes Collection: American St Patricks Day Card

American St Patricks Day Card Date: circa 1910

Background imagePipes Collection: Laying new natural gas pipeline - Wormington to Sapperton pipeline project - near Winchcombe

Laying new natural gas pipeline - Wormington to Sapperton pipeline project - near Winchcombe - Cotswolds - UK
MAB-1442 Laying new natural gas pipeline Wormington to Sapperton pipeline project - near Winchcombe - Cotswolds - UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePipes Collection: The Cellar Quartetto

The Cellar Quartetto: Dr Syntax and companions in the wine cellar

Background imagePipes Collection: Turncock (Petherick)

Turncock (Petherick)
A London turncock, employed by the water company to turn on or off the cocks whereby water is channelled from the mains to domestic supply pipes

Background imagePipes Collection: Pyne - Highland Piper

Pyne - Highland Piper
A HIGHLAND PIPER Each Scottish regiment has attached thereto players upon the bag-pipes - a leathern bag filled with wind and three pipes or flutes

Background imagePipes Collection: Henry Simonis & Co fire appliances, Nuremberg, Germany

Henry Simonis & Co fire appliances, Nuremberg, Germany
Two Henry Simonis & Co fire appliances on a street in Nuremberg, Germany

Background imagePipes Collection: Comic postcard, Scotsman with whisky barrel bagpipes

Comic postcard, Scotsman with whisky barrel bagpipes. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePipes Collection: Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour

Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour - souvenir of the visit of the band under Drum-Major William Darwin F.R.G.S. and Pipe-Major Jessie Young

Background imagePipes Collection: Young Tuareg man smoking small pipe and wearing headscarf, Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa, Africa

Young Tuareg man smoking small pipe and wearing headscarf, Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa, Africa

Background imagePipes Collection: Two firefighters at King George V Dock, East London

Two firefighters at King George V Dock, East London
Two firefighters in action at No.9 Shed, King George V Dock, Port of London Authority, East London (E16), on 29 December 1974 -- a 30-pump fire

Background imagePipes Collection: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion 600cc

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion 600cc

Background imagePipes Collection: The Ould Irish Jig

The Ould Irish Jig
A couple dance an Irish jig on the village green, while a piper pipes and others watch approvingly, for the jig is far superior to your new- fangled waltzes and polkas

Background imagePipes Collection: Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 1969 White

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 1969 White
Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda, 1969, White, Mercedes Benz, MER146208

Background imagePipes Collection: The owner of the Nucleus coffee bar David Dellamura, stands beside his juke box

The owner of the Nucleus coffee bar David Dellamura, stands beside his juke box, holding a cup of coffee and smoking a pipe circa 1960

Background imagePipes Collection: Fishermen with boats, Southwold, Suffolk

Fishermen with boats, Southwold, Suffolk
Fishermen Rogers, Craigie, Craigie and Jed Palmer, on the beach with boats, Southwold, Suffolk, September 1907. 1907

Background imagePipes Collection: Tristram Shandy by Hogarth

Tristram Shandy by Hogarth, designed by Mr. Hogarth for Mr. Sternes comic novel, incomparable Tristram Shandy. The characters in the representation so graphically depicted are Mr

Background imagePipes Collection: Blitz in London -- Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey, WW2

Blitz in London -- Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action with fire engines and hosepipes at Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey Wall, on 12 August 1944. Date: 1944

Background imagePipes Collection: Martin Gillespie of Skerryvore playing at Oban Live in Scotland

Martin Gillespie of Skerryvore playing at Oban Live in Scotland
Martin Gillespie of Skerryvore playing at Oban Live 2016. This was held at Oban, in Argyll & Bute in Scotland

Background imagePipes Collection: Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action in Old Compton Street, W1, where a gas main was ignited by a high explosive bomb and buildings were damaged by the blast, 24 February 1944



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"Pipes: A Melody of Diversity and Power" The majestic Pipe Organ of St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia fills the air with its enchanting harmonies, captivating all who enter. Elsie Harding's masterpiece "The Pipes Of Pan" transports listeners to a realm where nature and music intertwine, evoking a sense of tranquility and wonder. Immerse yourself in the rich Scottish heritage as you witness pipers playing their soul-stirring tunes against the breathtaking backdrop of Tulloch Castle in Scotland. The Triumph Rocket 3 roars like thunder on two wheels, boasting an impressive 2300cc engine that commands attention wherever it goes - a true embodiment of power unleashed through pipes. As Cavaillé-Coll's organ resounds through the hall during an audition, every note reverberates with passion and skill, leaving audiences spellbound by its grandeur. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders proudly march to the rhythmic beat of bagpipes, embodying centuries-old traditions that honor bravery and valor. Standing tall on an oil rig off Iran's coast is the derrick floor - a testament to human ingenuity harnessing the energy beneath our feet through intricate networks of pipes. Rejected by the Inventions Board IX but celebrated for his whimsical genius, Heath Robinson reminds us that even unconventional pipe contraptions can spark laughter and imagination. Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C. , adorned in his kilt with bagpipes at hand, symbolizes courage under fire as he played amidst chaos during wartime battles - a true hero whose melodies echoed hope amid despair. Amidst London's Blitz during World War II, St Bride Street stands resilient as flames dance around it; yet within this chaos emerges unity as people find solace in music echoing from nearby pipes.