Sunday, November 28, 2010

Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité

This church is known simply as La Trinité or Sainte-Trinité, built between 1861 and 1867 as part of the beautification and reorganization of Paris by Haussmann. It was designed by the Théodore Ballu taking inspiration from French and Italian Renaissance architecture. Prior to the construction, many significant historical buildings were demolished to make way for the church and surrounding roads.

The façade, with its three porches and gallery above, is topped by a large rose window and two large windows. Rising above these windows is a four-story bell tower with two cupolas at the top.

Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité
66, rue Saint Lazare


Bon dimanche

14 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I'd get dizzy trying to focus on the upper parts of this ornate structure.

Rob-bear said...

It is very ornate. Too bad they had to destroy so much to make room for it.

Malyss said...

You, people who come from elsewhere and love our country, you always know things that we should know and that we don't know!That's the best prove of your love!:))
Bon dimanche!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful shot and the sky looks very much like what we have right now!
God bless you!
Cezar

Virginia said...

I have Holy Trinity Cathedral in B'ham on that blog today. Great minds! :) This is lovely. Don't think I"ve ever seen it.
V

Alexa said...

I have seen this church many times—but when I was young its beauty was absolutely lost on me. Now I can appreciate it, so thanks for the image and the info. Bon dimanche, Genie!

Birdman said...

Amazing what they did... 3 porches? Any chairs? hahaha!

Melissa B. said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this Superior Snap...

Starman said...

Have you ever been inside? The only time I tried, the door was locked.

Val said...

how beautiful is this blog? i loved your exquisite photos; came here from Amanda on the trail of a bee posting but it doesnt appear yet. found other treasures instead! thank you

James said...

I like this church. It's been a few years since I went in but it holds a special place in my heart.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Gerald -- I think that the view would be spectacular as there are no buildings so close as to block the panoramic view.

Bear -- It did make me sad to read about that.

Malyss -- Merci... that is one of the nicest comments ever. It is true, not just for me, but for many of us who are either ex-pats or just dream of living in Paris...

Cezar -- Merci... I hope that your skies are clear and crisp this week!

Virginia -- I think that we have already established that we are twins separated at birth so that does not surprise me too much. We'll have to go when we are in Paris together the next time...

Alexa -- I definitely appreciate all architecture more now and my tastes have certainly changed over the years.

Birdman -- Hah! I think that there are some big white rocking chairs like you see in some airports now... kidding, of course.

Melissa B -- Merci, mon amie

Starman -- I am not sure that I have, but will check my photos

Val -- So glad that you stopped by my blog. The post on les abeilles was last Wednesday (24 novembre)

James -- Loved seeing the photos of YOU on Owen's blog! You look intense and talented (bien sûr)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Excellent shot, lovely picture!

The Armchair Parisian said...

I do love a good Parisian church. I have added this one to my "next visit" list. Merci.