Dark, ominous-looking organ in St. Salvator's Cathedral, Bruges, Belgium. It was built originally in 1717, and was rebuilt and expanded 3 times in the 20th century. Even the backdrop of this stone church is dreary.
The phenomenal organ in St Bavo Cathedral in Haarlem, The Netherlands. It is a Muller, built in 1738 and was played by both Handel and Mozart. It is a triumph of religious and apparently governmental extravaganza, owing to the coat of arms on the top.
Sanshin / 三線 is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Traditionally, it was covered with the skin of the Burmese python, but today, due to CITES regulations, the skin of the python reticulatus is also used.