Sunday, July 8, 2012

Romanian Orthodox Church of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael - II






The narrow Romanian Orthodox Church is almost invisible from the street
but the interior is rich with golds and royal blue. 
The altar sits like a bejeweled crown
dwarfed by the tall stained glass windows of the apse.
 
For a small space there is much detail to absorb.


bon dimanche

(for Ramona)


Romanian Orthodox Church of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
9 bix, rue Jean de Beauvais
75005, Paris
Métro Maubert-Mutualité


20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wow! They surely did get a lot into a small space, but it is very beautiful! And what a great capture, Genie! So much detail and color! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a visual treasure, and even more so when you enlarge to see in closer detail. Beautiful parquet flooring. Happy Sunday Genie.

Joe said...

Magnificent Genie. If anyone was touring the churches of Paris they could visit your blog and click the "Churches of Paris" tag and what a wealth of information they would find.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The blue and gold looks dazzling.I think this is one building which needs to be viewed in person!

Bon dimanche Genie,
Ruby

Jana said...

BEAUTIFUL....I love stained glass and wow this is it....nice.

Erika said...

Elle est magnifique cette église! Bon après-midi Génie.

M said...

J'adore bleu est cette église est magnifique et parfait pour un dimanche!

Virginia said...

Oh I"m sure Ramona loves this Genie. It is a jewel and I love the royal blue!
V

Birdman said...

You've found riches in here.

Kris said...

Oh WOW! Gorgeous stained glass windows. I love the blue and gold tones in this church!

Alexa said...

If it wasn't for you, Genie, I'd hardly ever go to church. This one is like a beautiful jewel box! Bon dimanche, ma chère.

Riet said...

Thta is a beautiful church Genie. I love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for taking us in!
God bless you!
Cezar

Mary said...

Good Sunday to you too, Genie. This picture is so very exquisite. It gives me goosebumps. :) Love

Starman said...

I like the way the light is reflected on the polished wood floor.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's stunning!

Randy said...

Another lovely church. Perfect for a quite meditation.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The gold detail above the outside door is eyecatching, but when you enter this small space, you are overwhelmed by the beauty and detail. I would not speak above a whisper even though Holly and I were the only ones present. I was so glad to see it open and then amazed at the exquisite interior.

I have made a connection with another photographer since my first post and hope to bring you a very special story about an event in this church.

May you all have a wonderful week ahead.

Bises,
Genie

Peter Olson said...

You managed to get inside! I have been passing by quite often, but the doors have always been closed! I see that I have to lake a new try! Just beautiful!!

Polly said...

Oh, what a treasure, Genie!