Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Travail en cours

Église Sainte-Chapelle

Built in the early 13th Century,
the repairs and restoration are never-ending

...but such a glorious place

Église Sainte-Chapelle
2, boulevard du Palais
75001, Paris


Randy said...

Looks like they are deep in thought.

Sylvia K said...

It does look like a glorious place and the gentlemen seen intent on keeping it that way! Hope your week is going well, mon amie!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Genie,
How wonderful it would be to be in on that restoration, if only to sit and watch. It fills my heart with joy to know that people care enough to keep such beauty restored. I love the wall reliefs.

Joe said...

The enormity of the task would be almost parallising.

Pierre BOYER said...

Un très beau cliché en noir et blanc qui rend hommage au travail de ces artisans d'art....
Belle journée,


Forest Dream Weaver said...

How wonderful to have captured a moment in the on-going life of this building.

Have a lovely day,

Revrunner said...

Sounds like the story of my house. ;-)

M said...

I am so glad they do repair and upkeep. That church is fabulous. I could look at those windows for ever!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Your photo reveals (to me) the grandeur of the cathedral. So many people, small by comparison, have worked on it and entered it.

Kristie Franklin said...

Measure twice and cut once! I learned the hard way! HAH

Palomasea said...

Thank goodness it is being taken care of...great shot, dear Genie!
Hope you're having a beautiful week!
- Irina

Starman said...

And some great views of the city.

Alexa said...

I think that would be a fabulous job to have—almost anywhere, but especially in this amazing place.

Virginia said...

Wonder what they were working on. It was under some repair work 4 years ago. I"ve not been back but need to on a sunny day. I hear it's breathtaking!

ds said...

I have heard rapturous things about this place, and six years ago tried to visit. Alas, it was closed. For repairs. Sigh... : ( Which just means someday I'll have to go back to Paris so that I can see it! : )

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Revrunner, that made me laugh! Anyone who has made repairs to a house would reel from the enormity of this project!

ds, we were there at the end of March and although there is restoration underway, the windows have all been cleaned and the outside has been stripped of almost all the black soot and grime of the centuries.

Kristie, that is just what we repeat to each other as we work on house projects.

With a cathedral built in the 13th Century (severely damaged during the Revolution) restoration is a perpetual effort. Surely this is "work in process" and most definitely a labor of love.


Lisa Graham Art said...

Ah...the majestic beauty of old old architecture!

Stan said...

Not your traditional shot in/at Ste. Chapelle. The medallions to the right are among my favorites -- of course, the windows and vaults are spectacular.