Sunday, July 12, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday

Up in Montmartre, you can't miss the imposing 
Sacré-Coeur basilica, one of the newest 
churches in Paris (it was opened in 1914). In its 
shadow sits Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre, a
charming little church that's been here since 1147.

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  1. Nice bilateral symmetry in the photo. The light and dark framing of the stained glass. (The closest thing to stained glass I have been anywhere near lately probably looks something like this.)

    Fascinating that one of the oldest churches and one of the newest churches in Paris stand side by side. Kind of a unity of opposites? Also fascinating that it looks like Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre sits on a site of an old Roman temple dedicated to Mars (from whence the name Montmartre [note 2 here]), and that there are Roman columns within the church which date to the 7th century, which can be seen here.

    Wiki has it that the Baroque composer Mark-Antoine Charpentier was affiliated with this church making this Magnificat a possible echo through time appropriate to this space.

  2. That is a lovely set of windows.

  3. A grand sight. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. What a wonderful looking apse, the stained glass really shows it off

  5. What a lovely set of windows Those arches are just beautiful, too.

  6. it's beautiful
    I love to see churches like this


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