Sunday, May 13, 2012

Église Saint-Louis en l'Île



This parish church found on the same street as Berthillion on l'Île Saint-Louis,
on the quiet end of the street with few cars. 
This is the same church where we saw a donkey on Palm Sunday.

Construction started in 1642 at the direction of Louis XIV using the plans of François Le Vau who was also designing Versailles.  The interior is filled with art and this sculpture seems appropriate for wishing the moms a wonderful Mother's Day.


bon dimanche

Église Saint-Louis en l'Île
Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île
Saint-Louis en l'Île



  

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! The perfect capture for the day it is, Genie! Thank you for the beauty!

Hugs
Sylvia

Palomasea said...

So lovely, dear Genie...
A beautiful Mother's Day to you!
Bises,
- Irina

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Church architecture of almost any period, together with many of the religious paintings to be found inside churches, remain an overriding interest of ours.

Riet said...

THis is so beautiful. I love this photo.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I'm compiling a list of "must see & photograph when next in Paris", from your blog. Unfortunately it's looking as if I'm departing for France without my much longed for telephoto lens. C'est la vie!
Warm wishes for a wonderful Mother's Day.

Birdman said...

Mother and child reunion.

Louise said...

Wait! There's something on that street besides Berthillon? No way....

M said...

What a perfectly beautiful Mother and Child! Happy Mother's Day ma chère amie!

Alexa said...

Such a beautiful image from this wonderful old church—thanks, Genie! Hope you're being pampered today, ma chère.

Randy said...

Simply amazing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Such mastery in this work!
God bless you!
Cezar

Picturit said...

Great image fab lighting nicely done!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I'm intrigued by decorative relief in the background,it looks Baroque but may be too early for that.
Lovely choice of subject for today.

Happy Mother's Day!
Ruby

Mary said...

Such peaceful beauty..

Elisa said...

I love it! Wonderful shot!
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

Rob-bear said...

Bon dimanche aussi, Génie.

The state is, indeed, a good Mothers' Day metaphor.

Jack said...

A fine image for Mothers Day, Genie.

Harriet said...

Hope you've had a nice MOther's Day today!

Kris said...

Very beautiful Genie! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Starman said...

Is the kid giving us the finger?