Sunday, June 12, 2011

Église Saint Philippe du Roule - le vitrail



Built between 1774 and 1784 by the architect Jean François Chalgrin, this beautiful church is filled with visual treasures. The stained-glass dome with its regal reds and blues is high above the apse.


Bon dimanche



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

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Awesome capture of an awesome place, Genie! So very beautiful! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend, mon amie!

Sylvia

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Joe said...

Beautiful stained glass. Is it flat on the ceiling or does it sit in a wall? It very regal.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This is lovely,like a huge parasol!

Bon Dimanche Genie.

Enjoy your week!
Ruby

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh, I'm in awe! This is the most stunning stained glass work that I've ever seen!
God bless you!
Cezar

PerthDailyPhoto said...

One word Genie, perfect!!
Best wishes
Grace

JM said...

WOW! Just gorgeous, Genie.

brattcat said...

So beautiful...almost like a kaleidoscope.

Virginia said...

Brattcat took my comment, HA! It is gorgeous and yet another one I"ve not seen. You and I should do a church tour sometime, but that would mean we would not get to do our jardin/cafe/wine tours! :)
V

Ninny said...

Wow, ten years in the making. I can see why! I bet this stained glass is photographed often. And how long do people stand there with their heads up and their necks cranked back? Are there many chiropractors in Paris?

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

What a spectacular piece of art. It is just so vivid

Louise said...

How absolutely breathtaking! It just confirms my belief that you should walk into whichever church you walk past in Paris- otherwise you'll never know what you missed. I probably walked past this church last visit, and look what I missed! Stunning.

Sharon Creech said...

Spec-tac-u-lar!!!! Imagine the craftsmanship and artistry that went into that--wow.

Voyages et abstraits said...

L'Église Saint Philippe du Roule, est en effet magnifique!
bon dimanche Genie.
cath

Stan said...

Mind you, it's not Chartres, but it is lovely. This is one church we missed during our extensive 'pilgrimages' in the early 90s to French Gothic [and some Romanesque] cathedrals of the 12th & 13th centuries. Sigh-- some of our best vacations of all time -- how we envy your long sojourn in Paris!

Picturit said...

Wow awesome great colours must have took an age to make.

Starman said...

When I first glanced at this picture, I thought it was Galeries Lafayette.

TheChieftess said...

In a word...STUNNING!!! I am in awe of the craftsmanship in pieces such as this...
Just lovely!!!


wv: cathypop...just glad it didn't say cathypoop!!!

Janey and Co. said...

I agree with brattcat it does look like a beautiful kaleidoscope!

Rob-bear said...

Awesome dome; beautiful picture.

Bon dimanche, aussi.

M said...

Perfect Sunday vision! Every church in Parisnis spectacular!

Alexa said...

Absolutely stunning! And perfectly captured by you.

Jack said...

Amazing, Genie. Not much more to say. Amazing.

Parisian Heart said...

So. Beautiful. Exquisitely so. I don't recall ever having visited this church. I shall have to add it to my ever-growing list!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Genie, how in the world did I miss this... Breathtaking!
fondly,
Penny

Rob and Mandy said...

Absolutely magnificent!

James said...

Glorious!