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.
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
Condolences, Genie, to you and your family, on your loss.Such an amazing picture you have taken.Bon Dimanche.
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, insteadSny suggestions for a park with small wild-life?
Incredibly sorry to hear this ! ! all the best to you and your family,anni
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.
So sorry to hear that such a tragedy is behind this beautiful photo. Best wishes to you and your family.
So sorry to hear your loss of a family member. The photo is a nice tribute to her. Best wishes
Peace of the Lord!
A sad time for your family. This is a lovely tribute.V
My sympathy to you and your family. Ditto V - a lovely tribute.
My condolences on your loss.
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.
This is a stunning tribute to your sister-in-law. This would be a perfect place to sit and send prayers to her.
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.
So sorry to hear of your loss...this is a peaceful and fitting tribute to your sister-in-law...Love to you and yours...
The lighting seems different from what I remember.
So very sorry.
This is a breathtaking (sorry for the cliche, but it's really what I mean) image! Great work beautifully captured!God bless you!Cezar
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!
So sorry to hear of your family's tragedy. My sympathy, and, I agree with VJ...it's a lovely tribute.
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.
My thoughts are with you. What a lovely tribute.
To all, thank you kindly for your thoughtful comments. Life is short... never waste a moment.Bisous... Genie
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.
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!
Excellent shot! I always have trouble with the lighting.
Beautiful commemoration photo for a sad occassion. Condolences..
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