Sunday, September 2, 2012

Les couleurs de Paris - le blanc



Sacré Coeur
le blanc


Even with weathering and polution,
this church made of travertine stone remains white. 
This sacred landmark sits high on the butte of Montmartre
overseeing all of Paris.


This is my contribution to a five-color series of photos,
and with this I look up in reverence to the whiteness of Sacré Coeur.


bon dimanche



La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre
35, rue du Chevalier de la Barre
75018, Paris



28 comments:

Randy said...

Beautiful looking church.

Vreni said...

Good shot!

'Tsuki said...

Blanc et bleu... L'est couleurs de la Vierge.

Rob-bear said...

Delightful picture of an interesting building.

Bon dimanche!

Rob Mandy said...

Perfect!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Perhaps as you say, it is rather remarkable that after all the years this landmark church should remain, in appearance, totally white. It looks especially good in your image here against the blue sky, broken with a few white clouds.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love this church and it's elevated position.Lovely image,looking upwards towards the heavens.....as intended!

Bon dimanche Genie,
Ruby

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

So gorgeous, I love this landmark and over course the views as you mentioned are so panoramic. You've captured the colours beautifully.

Ps. I have a question about the photograph you've taken for the header of your blog where your title is writing? To be very specific, its the image of the Seine splitting in two? Where exactly did you take that photo from. It's such a beautiful view and I'd love to see it myself in person.

Cezar and Léia said...

This Church is magnificent and your picture is a brilliant composition, I love the blue sky and the domes!
Have a nice Sunday,
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore this image Genie, this has got to be one of my favourite places in Paris, the view from the front of this magnificent Basilique is just fabulous oui! Can't wait to see blue.

brattcat said...

your series of the colors of paris delights the eye and ear. thank you.

M said...

Parfait! L'église pour dimanche et le blanc pour la série de couleurs!

Birdman said...

Fine photographer positioning here.

Bibi said...

Nice 'blanc'. Sigh. I used to live just behind the Sacre Coeur...

Virginia said...

A lovely choice for blanc. She looks stunning against the blue sky!
V

Alexa said...

Aaah, bien choisi pour le couleur blanc. Bon dimanche, chere Genie!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Beautiful, Ihave a photo from the very top of the dome , that my friend and I climbed up too. amazing views.

Owen said...

Great perspective on this... and amazing how it stays so white, and visible from afar.

Hope all is well and that macaroons are plentiful !

Nadji said...

Jolies photos de Paris. Bravo!! J'aime beaucoup.
A bientôt.

Brandy Lindsey said...

I love this church shot! Church architecture often provides the best material for brilliant photos.

Genie said...

Sorry I missed this one when I was there. What a beautiful piece of architecture. Have been out and about this summer but am back to school and the blog. Hope you are well. the other Genie

Kristie Franklin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful blue sky background, very striking view. :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

brattcat, you will be there soon to see it all for yourself!

Genie, the other one, nice to see you again and your new profile photo is lovely. Taking a summer off is a good thing!

Brandy, thank you and you know how I love the architecture and details of the churches in Paris.

Brittany, the shot is taken from the Pont des Arts which is a pedestrian bridge. You should take a picnic and watch the sun set over the Seine (facing the other direction).

Owen, I hope to see you soon. All is well and the macarons are plentiful!

As several have said, it is a beautiful sight, whether you are looking in this direction or you are facing back toward the city. How I would have loved to see it with a "blue moon"!

One more color to go in this series... le bleu!

Bises,
Genie

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Thanks for the response Genie, I sure will! I know the bridge you are talking about :)

Joe said...

Terrific perspective and cropping. I think that part of an image can sometimes be more interesting than the whole. I guess it leaves you wondering what is in the surrounds of the image. I also like the simplicity of colour.

Erika said...

Chère Génie j'ai toujours aimé cette église pour sa couleur blanche. Elle est unique.
Je t'embrasse de l'Italie.
erika

Louise said...

Such a gorgeous shot.

Jack said...

Beautiful again, Genie. I like the perspective and the crisp architectural details. Plus, the rich blue of the sky. Nice!