Sunday, April 17, 2011

Église Saint Eustache



I have brought you to Église Saint Eustache before, but this shot shows the enormity of this majestic church.

Bon dimanche

25 comments:

M said...

We have seen some amazingly beautiful churches this week --- can't wait to see your future Sunday postings ---

This shot does make you feel how massive the columns are and how tiny the chairs seem in that huge space -- well done!

Richard said...

On doit se sentir tout petit dans cette église, mais, par l'écho, les messes chantées doivent dégager une atmosphère extraordinaire.
Bon week-end, Genie, et, si tu ne sais pas quoi faire, pense à venir prier ici:
http://richardmoisan.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Hah! When I was in Paris with a friend I stayed in an apartment on the corner of Rue Clovis and Rue Descartes, which made Etienne-du-mont our closest church. I am booked to stay in this same apartment this coming September. Such a hectic area. I love it.

martinealison said...

Bonjour,
Hier je me trouvais à Quimper devant la majestueuse cathédrale... Dire que la Bretagne était si pauvre et si riche en calvaires, en églises et enclos paroissiaux...
Belle photo, merci et bon dimanche.
Bisous.

Deborah said...

It certainly does show the church's enormity - truly monumental. Another really clever photo, Genie.

Elizabeth said...

Wow it sure does!! Beautiful. I must look it up soon.

Cynthia said...

Lovely, did you take it with your new lense?

Jojo said...

A reminder of the magnificence of a higher being.

Virginia said...

Lovely and very interesting POV Genie. I love this church too!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

These columns are massive, wonderful shot! ;)
Léia

Weekend Abstrait said...

Cette église est en effet impressionnante et majestueuse , c'est vrai je le pense aussi!
bon dimanche Génie

Randy said...

I love the way I feel when I encounter things that are so enormous.

Malyss said...

The way you took the picture shows how much the place is very impressive.; I hope you still have good times in Paris!

Loree said...

Enormous indeed. Hope you're enjoying Paris ;)

Starman said...

It is huge, and very quiet.

TheChieftess said...

Very imposing!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Whew! We are burning the candles at both ends of the day and in the middle too (as Marie likes to say). We spent the morning at Marche D'Aligre and in the 12th... We met Janeen for lunch and we almost were riding on Velibs!! She was going to let us use her card to rent bikes but we could not get it to work. Some day I would like to ride the bikes around for an afternoon...

We spent the afternoon at Bassin de la Villette watching people and the petanque players of all ages. Then we finished the day with several hours at Parc des Buttes Chaumont. As we were dragging wearily to the apt, we went to a service at Eglise Saint Roch (next door) and found the third organ... more on this later!

Bisous,
Genie

Holly said...

So glad you all are having agreat time! Miss being there, but will definitely be on the next trip! Cant wait to see the pictures.

Alexa said...

This is a spectacular shot, Genie. So glad you're having such a wonderful time!

Halcyon said...

I do like this church.

Gunn said...

I love the composition in your image!
A great place too.

Chez Loulou said...

I love the peaceful, calm feeling of this shot. Really lovely.

elsa said...

That is a really lovely picture!

Something White said...

This is such a beautiful, ´silent´ picture! During 7 years I was a religious/nun in France/Burgundy (near Paray le Monial) (yes, really!) and I just loved (I still do, by the way) to sit in empty churches and being in this great silence.

Elizabeth said...

I want you to know I specifically made a visit to St Eustache because of your photo! It may be my favorite that you have taken. Just perfect.