Sunday, August 28, 2011

Église Saint Pierre de Montmartre



Playing second fiddle to Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre is not too bad when you have a perfect Cavaillé-Coll organ. This former abbey became a place of music in the late 17th Century during the years when Renée de Lorraine was abbess. Although not as large as many of the Paris organs, its tradition of music continues the rich heritage of this church on the hill.

Bon dimanche




Église Saint Pierre de Montmartre 2, rue du Mont-Cenis
75018 Paris, France

(pour ma soeur, Renée, l'organiste)

22 comments:

James said...

Looks like we are on the same page with black and white Montmartre photos. I really like this shot it looks so classic and the organ is beautiful.

Suzi said...

I love the contrast in the black and white image here - lovely Genie x

dive said...

Gorgeous composition, Genie.

Joe said...

The stool creaked as Vincent made himself comfortable. It was just a rehearsal but the ivory keys and the gleaming pipes still made him anxious. He breathed deeply, raised his hands and came down confidently on a C minor second inversion. Jacques Offenbach would have been proud.

Malyss said...

Very simple and elegant, both the place and the picture.

brattcat said...

excellent choice to do this in b&w, genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah this is a calming image Genie,just what I needed after the hectic day, the B&W shows the organ off to perfection.

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is a beautiful picture.

Virginia said...

Lovely light on this organ. I've never seen this church either Genie. Guess I"ve spent too many hours in cafés sipping.......
V

Birdman said...

I like how you've captured this.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I have never visited that church in Montmartre. I have just added it to my "to do list" for the next Paris trip. Merci, Genie. Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

louciao said...

Beautiful play of shadow and light, lines and symmetry emphasized by your capture in black and white.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your B&W captures, Genie! This one is terrific! Marvelous capture of light and shadows! Hope your weekend is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love your black and white images. They seem to "freeze time."
Sam

Randy said...

I am not one for organ music but I do love this photo. Happy Sunday!

Starman said...

There is a circuit of church organs that are used for concerts, but this is not one of them.

Fábio Martins said...

Very nice tones of colors!

Kris said...

Very impressive organ. I would love to hear it inside the church.

Kris

Alexa said...

I'm in agreement with everyone else, Genie—beautifully composed and perfect in b&W!

M said...

Lovely ... You truly captured the essence of this place of worship!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joe, again you tell a great story to go with the photo... makes me smile every time to "read" the photograph from your eyes.

When you take as many photos as I do of churches in Paris, sometimes of detail and often a broader image like today's, it becomes a challenge to show you what there was that caught my eye. What is it that makes this place special or different from all the others? It might be the detail, the light, the ceiling, the floor, the architecture, the sounds, the smells... Often, it is simply the "feel" of being there. I am glad that you "felt" it with me today.

Je vous souhaite une bonne semaine.

Bises,
Genie

Jann said...

Another gorgeous shot~would love to hear the sound of that organ......