Sunday, March 8, 2015

in SPIREd Sunday

Here are the spires of Sacré Coeur seen peeking out from
behind the buildings on the rue du Chevalier de la Barre.  The
street was named for a nobleman who was tortured and 
executed at age 20 in 1766.  I won't go into detail but it was definitely
a case of "overkill."  Among his "crimes": not doffing his hat as
a religious procession passed him, singing impious songs,
and having a copy of Voltaire's Dictionnaire Philosophique.

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  1. The spires are impressive. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. I knew exactly where you took this but I wasn't aware of the street's sad history.

  3. Yes, overkill. but a great shot!


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