Sunday, April 10, 2011

Église Saint-Merri


Église Saint-Merri with its dome of light...

Always look up!


Bon dimanche...

27 comments:

Richard said...

Cette église semble austère par son architecture, mais probablement harmonieuse dans ses lignes et ses motifs.
Bon dimanche, Genie!

Sara Louise said...

Beautiful and serene. Bon dimanche! x

Suzi said...

Superb! Xx

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful curves.I like the way the torch in the relief connects with the ceiling light.

All best wishes for your trip to Paris Genie.......bon voyage et bonne chance! xx

Julie said...

And down ... in fact, take a step back, lean against a shop front ... and just survey for a while ... all points of the compass ... it saddens me to see folk shooting as they walk ... looking yet not seeing ...

Carla said...

Hi genie,, gorgeous pic.. Good reminder to look up. Carla

Malyss said...

This light is simply wonderful! It gives the place its special and serene mood..

Jojo said...

Such a terrific way to start the day.

Virginia said...

I love this church. My first time there in January and I took so many photos, but missed the dome! Arghhhhh
Bon dimanche. Are you all packed?
V

Halcyon said...

Just beautiful!

Loree said...

Yes, always, always look up. Lovely church. I love its dome of light.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Richard -- Il y a beaucoup d'autres détails dans cette église. J'ai posté déja une autre photo.

Sara Louise -- Merci, mon amie et bon dimanche à vous (Fifty aussi!)

Suzi -- Merci!

Ruby -- I am glad that you noticed... I imagine that the designer created it for that effect. Merci!

Julie -- You are absolutely correct... You need all of your senses to capture the feel of a place... Having a "spotter" with you helps as well. See you on Thursday!

Carla -- Merci, oh great one (hehe) but I am serious. Thanks for leaving me a comment.

Malyss -- I almost missed this section of the church as it is not as "flashy" or elaborate as its other areas.

Jojo -- Merci, mon amie!

Virginia -- You can go again as there is no limit... I feel the same way when I think about some things that I missed on a trip... bon dimanche à toi aussi, and non, I am not packed -- eeeek!

Halcyon -- Merci and thank you for your lovely Mobile, AL photo for "bridge day"

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Loree -- You seem to always capture "the whole" of a scene in your photos as well!

Chieftess -- Merci!

Cildemer said...

Très beau cliché!
J'adore l'atmosphère de paix qui règne dans les églises;o)

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Bises et belle semaine, Genie****

Cezar and Léia said...

Very nice picture with the dome and the engravings on the wall...
God bless you!
Cezar

Starman said...

Nice shot. Bon dimanche, madame!

Genie said...

Once again you have given us a gorgeous shot. You cannot help but look up in a beautiful place like this. The light from the skylighted dome is divine. Awesome work.

Karena said...

Genie, really lovely images, you are so talented!

xoxo
Karema
Art by Karena

EG Wow said...

Wonderful! I feel like I MUST visit Paris as there is so much to see!!

M said...

Oui, the dome is lovely ... And the bas relief is exquisite!! Off to Paris tomorrow!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Cildemer -- Il y a vraiment un sens de paix dans cette église... merci!

Cezar -- Merci, mon ami. God bless you and Léia (and Luna) as well.

Starman -- Merci, my kind friend.

Genie, my friend with the same name -- Merci, and may you have skylighted shots this week!

Karena -- Merci, I am glad that you like this one

EG -- Yes, yes, but certainly you MUST!

Marie -- Must pack soon! au demain, mon amie!

Alexa said...

You and Julie are right—look up AND down, and all around—advice you must already follow, since you don't seem to miss anything! When you get to Paris, have some caramel au beurre salé macarons pour moi, mon amie!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a gorgeous shot! The carvings of those angels is just divine.

Randy said...

Wow that would really take ones breath away.

Louis la Vache said...

Saint-Merri is such a beautiful worship space, and such a welcome contrast to its neighbor, centre Pompidou. the building «Louis» thinks is a textbook example of a Lego structure on bad steroids...

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Painters get so much glory, but this sculptor had such imagination and skill, to have the figures of the angels and cherubs extending out into our space - with that lovely domed window above which would give it such drama!