Sunday, August 7, 2011

Église Saint Jean de Montmartre - l'ange


This unusual church made of reinforced cement between 1894 and 1904 sits at the foot of Montmartre across from Place des Abbesses. The organ was built by the famous Cavaillé-Coll in 1852 for a church in Lyon and later moved here. This Art Nouveau style church was one of the first to use concrete, brick, and ceramics as building materials. It has been the center of much architectural controversy over the years.

The photo is one of two angels gracing the front entry.

Bon dimanche


Église Saint Jean de Montmartre
19, rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Genie! I love all the different textures and colors and the angel, of course. Great composition! Hope your weekend is going well, mon amie!!

Hugs,

Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

The introduction of some very "modern" construction materials, and related styles. And, of course, that would be controversial. But the angel, despite her modernity, also speaks of a prior age. Good picture, Genie. Et bon dimanche.

Dianne said...

Oh! so delicate and sweet - I love how the sunlight just lightly brushes her forehead - Beautiful!

Malyss said...

The angle you choosed gives strength to that picture.
The modern way of the past is now the past way for modern times..But when there's a real beauty in the building, it will survive to years and controversy.

dive said...

Fabulous, strange and beautiful, Genie.

Joe said...

A very lovely angel. Great light. It looks she is welcoming the sun. Nice one.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely angel. I'm trying to imagine being one of the first churches to use concrete and brick in Paris. I would definitely call that a trend setter. And off of the couture catwalk too...
Sam

Louise said...

I love that picture Genie. I must admit it made me curious to see the whole church- wow that is an unusual church, isn't it? I think you took about the most beautiful picture of it. I am curious to see inside though.

M said...

Such an angelic angel! Her face is so sweet and her hands look somdelicate in prayer. Lovely photo of a very interesting and different Parisian church. Bon dimanche!

brattcat said...

it doesn't get any better than being compared to fine, dark chocolate, Genie. Thanks!

Virginia said...

I have posted this sweet face but I have never been able to get her just right. You did!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Great close on the angel!
God bless you!
Cezar

Birdman said...

You've captured a neat study.

Harriet said...

I love the way the hands are positioned. Your photo makes one pause for a closer look.

Fábio Martins said...

The shape of hands is amazing. Great capture with a nice perspective

Alexa said...

Fabulous detail, Genie—beautifully composed!

Randy said...

Perfection! I love the round tile pieces.

martinealison said...

J'aime tous ces petits cabochons autour de cet ange... Une belle prise.
Gros bisous et merci ma chère Génie pour ton dernier gentil commentaire.

Loree said...

Love the angel.

Jack said...

Great angle for your photo, Genie.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

There is something of beauty in every Paris church I have visited and this one was no exception. Marie and I visited with Peter (Peter's Paris) in April and enjoyed the details of its design. It was not until I started looking at my photos and researching for interesting points that I discovered the valuable organ. I wish that we had heard the magnificent sounds that day... It appears that I must return.

Je vous souhaite une bonne semaine.

Halcyon said...

Love your angle on this angel. :)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Controversy or not, this part of the church looks nice...

cieldequimper said...

Magnifique photo.

The Fashionable Traveler said...

Your photograph makes me want to seek out this church on my next trip to Paris. Thanks for providing the address.
-Catherine