Sunday, May 8, 2011

Église Saint Philippe du Roule

I think that I will never see all the churches in Paris and yet I know that I will never cease to be surprised at the splendor and glory in each. There has been much said about the empty churches, devoid of people. Marie and I found it quite different with people praying at all times of day and days of the week. This church is just across the street from Julian (pâtisserie) and there are more photos to come.

In looking for information on this church in a well-to-do neighborhood, there is concern about maintenance for this and other historical churches in Paris.

Bon dimanche

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Église Saint Philippe du Roule
154, rue du Faubourg St Honoré


Sylvia K said...

Beautiful church and a very interesting post for the day. Your photo is terrific as always. I think churches are undergoing a lot of change, but can't see them disappearing anytime soon. Hope your weekend is going well. Enjoy, Genie!


Louise said...

I'm not a regular churchgoer-unless I'm in Paris! There are so many, and each are a source of wonder, so glorious, so peaceful.

Richard said...

L'autel de cette église est encore très beau. Effectivement, voir toutes les églises de Paris relève de l'exploit, tellement elles sont nombreuses. Je pense qu'un Parisien qui va à la messe pourrait chaque jour changer d'église et il lui faudra une année pour en faire le tour.
Bon dimanche, Genie!

Joe said...

Such a majestic altar. It looks a very sacred place. The fresco in the dome must be magnificent.

martinealison said...

Je suis toujours éblouie d'admirer ce que les mains de l'homme ont pu réaliser... absolument prodigieux...
Bisous à vous et un grand merci pour votre gentil commentaire.

Pierre BOYER said...

Bon dimanche !


Julie said...

This is what I found down in the Langudoc. Too many magnificent buildings to maintain, too little money.

Deborah said...

From this photo, there's a wonderful elegance and serenity in this church. Lovely.

M said...

Happy Mother's Day and bon dimanche Genie! This was a beautiful church and your photo of the Mother and Child is lovely and perfect for today!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful mouldings and much gilding,speaks of a bygone age.
I hope they do continue to find money for necessary repairs,the fund raising for this is a major task in itself.

Have a lovely week Genie! xx

Rob-bear said...

C'est merveilleux, Genie, en tous son or et blanc. Majestueuses, sacrées, dans son éclat et tranquillité, dans sa beauté et paix étouffées.

Bon dimanche, et jour des mères.

Cezar and Léia said...

"Splendor and glory" are really appropriate words... Isn't it so nice that such an infinite source of bonheur exists?
God bless you!

Virginia said...

I never tire of the beautiful interiors either Genie. I've not been here. Thanks for taking me! :)
Bon dimanche,

Kate said...

A splendid choice for Mother's Day. I hope that yours is filled with fun, joy, and lots of laughter.

Starman said...

Considering that the Church is the richest entity on earth, one would think there wouldn't be much trouble keeping their ornate houses in good condition.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

So beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your children.

Janey and Co. said...

Very very pretty.

Happy Mother's Day! ...and thanks for the visit :)

Cildemer said...

A very beautiful shot for Mother's Day!
An yes! There are so many beautiful churches even in the smallest villages in France! Love to shoot them too!
Thanks for sharing, Genie;o)

Happy Mother's Day****

Petrea Burchard said...

Like Louise, I don't go to church much unless I'm in France. The buildings are stunning. I hope you're having a beautiful day.

Alexa said...

Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day and a bon dimanche, Genie. I have faith that you will manage to visit (and share with us) all the churches in Paris. This one looks lovely and I'm looking forward to more.

Randy said...

A very nice photo. And a great post for Mother's day.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia -- Merci, mon amie. I understand that if it is raining that this church has buckets to catch the rain which pours in.

Louise -- There are many, many churches in Paris. I guess that I should find out just how many

Richard -- Hah, je pense que tu as raison... Paris est plein d'églises

Joe -- It is and I will show more photos of this church in the Sundays to come... merci

martine -- C'est vrai et la construction aujourd'hui elle n'est pas la même chose. Les églises ancienne sont sans égal... merci, mon amie

Pierre -- Merci, mon ami

Julie -- The churches of Paris are owned by the government as I understand and so it is the government (city?) which decides the allocation of funds to the buildings

Deborah -- Merci, mon amie!

Marie -- It did seem the appropriate image for Mother's Day... Merci, and the same for you.

Ruby -- As with many of our decisions there are choices to make

Bear -- Merci pour ton commentaire, mon ami

Cezar -- Merci, and a wonderful Mother's Day to Léia

Virginia -- Merci, and hope that your Mother's Day has been good

Kate -- It was and I did not even cook - hah! Merci!

Starman -- I think that it is different in Paris but I am not very well informed... I will report back

Carol -- I did and hope that yours was wonderful also.

Janey -- I am expecting bears and other wild animals from you soon, my friend!

Cildemer -- Merci, mon amie!

Petrea -- Merci, and I will visit you shortly... hope your day was lovely as well!

Alexa -- There are so many and I tend to linger in the churches with my camera... the details as you know are amazing... the history is captivating!

Randy -- Merci, mon ami

TheChieftess said...

Lovely...hope you had a delightful Mother's Day!