Sunday, March 6, 2011

Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois - Cherubs


As is typical of the grand churches of Paris there are many details to enjoy in every corner of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois. I brought you here previously to see the exterior and we will come back for more details of this beautiful church.


Bon dimanche


Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois
2, place du Louvre

18 comments:

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Quand on entre dans une nouvelle église, on commence par jeter un oeil sur le coeur, puis on lève la tête en direction des croisées d'ogives, et enfin, on regarde les détails. Tout est à étudier car chaque artiste a apporté sa touche. Et ici, ces enfants sont magnifiques.
Merci Genie et bon dimanche!

BillDixon said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this and all of your other pictures.

cieldequimper said...

I've missed a wonderful week of photos! Bravo! My favourites have to be the Palais Garnier and the Passage St Roch. Happy Sunday!

Alexa said...

I love the way you walk into a Paris church and see so many things that most people probably miss. These cherubs are precious.

Virginia said...

As we noted on our first trip to Paris,many cherubs look so much like our Davis! The center of this trio could have been him as a toddler. Great shot.
V

Jeanne said...

Good shot! Love these cherubs..the back 2 are curious as to what is going on up at the top and the front is praising the almighty and thinking lets go home for lunch! The sculptor did a good job with the expressions.

M said...

I look at this and hear "Little children praise you perfectly, and so should we". Merci for this wonderfully different image to focus us on God.

Miss Sadie said...

C'est très, très bien, Genie. Comme toujours. You have such a good eye for interesting subjects, and the play of light and shadow.

Et bon dimanche.

Starman said...

Bon dimanche, madame.

Leovi said...

Beautiful picture of these tender and delicious little angels.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Richard -- Merci, mon ami... c'est vrai.

Bill -- Merci, my friend

Ciel -- So glad that you went back to review the photos, my friend! Glad to see you here and have a wonderful Sunday also!

Alexa -- I am always amazed at just how many beautiful works of are are seen in the Paris churches. Paris has had several rough patches in her history and it is wonderful to see all that was spared for future generations... merci, mon amie!

Virginia -- I love the chubby little hands and legs along with the dimpled elbows... adorable

Jeanne -- I agree with you totally, and think that the sculpure had a good understanding of the child's physique

Marie -- Beautiful thoughts and a wonderful message

Miss Sadie -- Merci... Holly and I liked the contrast between the white marble statues and the dark background.

Starman -- Merci et à toi aussi!

Leovi -- Merci, mon ami.

Jack said...

I vacillate between thinking this is cute and thinking it is spiritual. Children or cherubs. I guess it is both.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- I would definitely agree... the cherubs are appealing for their innocence... the underlying significance is spiritual... Hope that you have a great week ahead.

Randy said...

They really are angelic looking. One of many details inside of this beautiful church. Wishing you good week.

Adrienne said...

Hi Genie!

I just discovered your blog through Aesthetic Alterations today.

I think your header photo is magnifique and I love all things Paris - so I had to become your newest follower.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great finder you are! They are just adorable! :)
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- So glad that you like these marble cherubs... I wish you a wonderful week also!

Adrienne -- So glad to see you and I am off to visit you...

Léia -- Merci, mon amie... une bonne semaine à tous les deux.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

THANK you for sharing the cherubs - I love them!