Sunday, April 3, 2011

L'Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine - L'Ascension


Yesterday I attended the funeral after the unexpected death of my sister-in-law (belle-soeur). I think she would have loved this vision in La Madeleine, the work of Charles Marochetti.



Bon dimanche

30 comments:

RICHARD MOISAN said...
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RICHARD MOISAN said...

Toi qui aimes les églises de Paris, Genie, tu aimerais aussi les petites chapelles de Provence. J'en connais une, sur le Cap d'Antibes qui domine la mer, et où l'on voit Nice, Cannes, et les sommets enneigés des Alpes. A l'intérieur, de nombreuses maquettes de voiliers disparus en mer, des vieilles cartes postales, et des plaques de remerciements des femmes de marins qui ont prié pour que leur mari revienne des tempêtes.
Oui, je suis sûr que tu apprécierais cette petite chapelle.
Bon dimanche

Rob-bear said...

Condolences, Genie, to you and your family, on your loss.

Such an amazing picture you have taken.

Bon Dimanche.

Julie said...

My thoughts to you all, too.

Is this the Marie-Madeleine at the head of Rue Royal. I am trying to steer clear of churches and galleries this trip. Have a list which includes cemeteries, bridges and parks, instead

Sny suggestions for a park with small wild-life?

This is Belgium said...

Incredibly sorry to hear this ! ! all the best to you and your family,
anni

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a lovely tribute to your sister-in law to show this amazing and beautiful sculpture.I'm always in awe of sculptors who carve marble with such expertise.

All best wishes Genie to you and your family.

Louise said...

So sorry to hear that such a tragedy is behind this beautiful photo. Best wishes to you and your family.

biebkriebels said...

So sorry to hear your loss of a family member. The photo is a nice tribute to her. Best wishes

BillDixon said...

Peace of the Lord!

Virginia said...

A sad time for your family. This is a lovely tribute.
V

Harriet said...

My sympathy to you and your family. Ditto V - a lovely tribute.

LuxeBytes said...

My condolences on your loss.

J. Evan Kreider said...

I appreciate your tribute to a loved one. Your photo is quietly dignified, the cross is absolutely central to the composition, the two flanking angels are observing that which unseen with reserve and patience, and the upward movement of the four figures is filled with awe and hope.

Shelley Smart said...

This is a stunning tribute to your sister-in-law. This would be a perfect place to sit and send prayers to her.

Pam Holnback said...

My condolences.

Alexa said...

Very sorry to hear about your belle soeur, Genie. I stopped in here one afternoon after seeing your stunning photos (and V's) of this church. Have to thank you for the inspiration, as I happened upon a beautiful concert of choral music. This shot is a lovely tribute.

TheChieftess said...

So sorry to hear of your loss...this is a peaceful and fitting tribute to your sister-in-law...Love to you and yours...

Starman said...

The lighting seems different from what I remember.

Janey and Co. said...

So very sorry.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a breathtaking (sorry for the cliche, but it's really what I mean) image! Great work beautifully captured!
God bless you!
Cezar

M said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

I think this is one of the most beautiful church altars. I can't look at it without hearing the amazing choir from fete de la musique.

Hugging you long distance now -- will do it in person in a few days!

Kate said...

So sorry to hear of your family's tragedy. My sympathy, and, I agree with VJ...it's a lovely tribute.

Jack said...

Genie, I am so sorry about your family's loss. This remembrance is a heartfelt tribute to your sister-in-law. Knowing you and your interests as she must, this would have been appreciated. Very nice.

Randy said...

My thoughts are with you. What a lovely tribute.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

To all, thank you kindly for your thoughtful comments. Life is short... never waste a moment.

Bisous... Genie

Clueless in Boston said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your sister-in-law. Death is always a sad time for those left with only memories. A beautiful picture of the altar.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I'm so sorry about your sister-in-law, how tragic.

But thank you for this lovely post... I walked AROUND this church, and missed this gorgeous sculpture!

James said...

Excellent shot! I always have trouble with the lighting.

Joe said...

Beautiful commemoration photo for a sad occassion. Condolences..

JM said...

Gorgeous!