Sunday, April 29, 2012

Basilique Saint Denis - un kaléidoscope



colors from the rainbow
mix with the late rays of day
Basilique St Denis
a kaleidoscope becomes


bon dimanche


Basilique Saint Denis
93200 Saint-Denis

32 comments:

Mary said...

How magnificent. I don't think that word comes close to a good description. Divine, maybe? :) Splendid Sunday to you too, Genie..

Pet said...

And how nice for a sunny day!

Joe said...

Magnifique! This a truly spectacular church, thanks for sharing it with us.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Superb image, beautifully composed to show the height and grandeur of the Basilique.
I'm impressed Genie, would you really abseil down such a high building? I think it would be the most incredible experience but I'll let you tell me about it oui!

martinealison said...

Une photo simplement GRANDIOSE...
Gros bisous

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow, that is magnificent. Diane

Riet said...

That is a beautiful basilique and the stained windows are magnifique. I love your idea of showing churches on Sunday. I might copy that one day. Have a nice Sunday

Andy said...

Nice shot Genie. I don't think I have a lens wide enough to capture the scene.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

It's the history of the first Bishop of Paris, St Denis that inspired us to visit the Cathedral. The myth of St Denis with his head in his hands after being decapitated and walking to his resting place is worth the visit.

Virginia said...

It was a magical place. Beautiful.
V

M said...

Inspiring! Makes me want to just kneel and worship and continue looking up into the glory!

brattcat said...

wonderful curves and color...perfect title for this.

Halcyon said...

One of the best places to visit. Beautiful shot. :)

Richard Moisan said...

Cette basilique est une réussite à tous les points de vue.
Bonne fin de week-end, Genie!

Richard Moisan said...

Cette basilique est une réussite à tous les points de vue.
Bonne fin de week-end, Genie!

Alexa said...

Magnifique works for me too! Je suis eblouie, Genie.
Bon dimanche!

Kris said...

Stunning photo, Genie! This image reminds me of a prism the way it reflects the light.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

A soaring ,elegant space taken from an interesting angle.I really like the candles!

Bon dimanche Genie,
Ruby

Rob and Mandy said...

A very royal basilica indeed.

Owen said...

Beautiful Genie... now is that perhaps from a certain day back in December that I remember well ??? What a heavenly view of those soaring columns and all that gorgeous glass !

Starman said...

It almost looks like St. Chapelle.

Louise said...

Bon dimanche to you too Genies. Thanks for this gorgeous shot. I've definnitely got Basilique Saint Denis on my list for my next visit to Paris.

I found a new to me photo blog this week, and she also visited Saint Denis recently= thought you would enjoy it too
http://52suburbs.com/2012/04/13/saint-denis/

Louise said...

Bon dimanche to you too Genies. Thanks for this gorgeous shot. I've definnitely got Basilique Saint Denis on my list for my next visit to Paris.

I found a new to me photo blog this week, and she also visited Saint Denis recently= thought you would enjoy it too
http://52suburbs.com/2012/04/13/saint-denis/

Debs said...

Monday morning here. And what a peaceful way to start the week. :)

Harriet said...

Wow! I would like to visit in order to experience this space.

Randy said...

What a wonderful place for some meditation.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Owen, yes you were our guide and how wonderful to meet you and your sweet wife (in January). We did some serious "snapping" that day and look forward to our next meeting.

Leon and Sue, the St Denis history is all over Paris and I will have another photo next Sunday from a different church.

For all of you, if you are in Paris, this basilica is worth the short Métro ride and you will discover much more in the area surrounding the church.

Bises,
Genie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Louise, that link has great coverage of St Denis and some wonderful photographs. Although we were there for about 8 hours we knew that it was quite different from Paris, different in a great sense, and we met many kind people along the way.

Bises,
Genie

Peter Olson said...

Certainly one of the best shots I have seen from this basilica! You really managed to capture the glory, the hight... of the gothic! (If you consider that "gothic" initially was a negative judgment on architecture!)

JM said...

So much colour in those stained glass windows! Fantastic!

Erika said...

Elle est vraiment une merveille. Quelles couleurs!
Merci pour tes compliments dans mon blog.
A bientot!
Passe un beau fin de semaine.

Stan said...

Magical!! I just love the French cathedrals -- in the 90s, we spent two long vacations in France on photo shoot pilgrimages ---sigh---