Sunday, October 14, 2012

Église Saint-Augustin

Église Saint-Augustin

Designed and built by the French architect Louis Baltard 
between 1860 and 1871 this church sits almost on its own island 
centered at the crossroads of major boulevards in the 8ème Arrondissement.  
Baltard was involved with the restoration of several Parisian churches
 including Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, St. Eustache, Saint-Germain des Pres, 
and Saint-Séverin.  

He is probably best known for building the twelve pavilions of Les Halles, 
the former central market in Paris.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Augustin
8, avenue César Caire
75008, Paris


Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Genie!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!


Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Sounds like he's done a lot of good work! Have a lovely Sunday Genie!

Julie said...

I welcome you and your Paris blog to the 'City Daily Photo Blog' family, Genie. I can see the feed for this blog in the portal right now.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I will imagine the chandelier lit and glowing!!

Bon dimanche Genie,

Revrunner said...

I enjoy seeing the use of candles and candles stands in churches.

M said...

I love the way the chandelier is superimposed on the window! The historical research you provide always makes viewing your photos so much more interesting! Merci et bon dimanche!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful chandelier!

Virginia said...

I photographed that chandelier a million ways and was never satisfied. This is pretty with the morning light.

Erika said...

Très beau.BONnne soirée, chère Génie.

Mary said...

Yet another breathtaking scene. So much dancing color and light! Love it. Perfect.

Alexa said...

Well, at least the church is still standing to show off his talents. (Rats or no rats, I still miss Les Halles!) And I love that chandelier.

helen tilston said...

Beautiful architecture and the feeling of reverence here is inspiring


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Julie, and CDPB, I am honored to become a part of this amazing network. Many thanks, mes amis.

This church is a massive structure 80 meters high and 100 meters long, and a part of the Haussmann development at the end of the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by this church but had never been inside. Holly and I took our first Vélib ride to get here and were breathless with excitement over crossing the major boulevards. It was nice to take some time here, catching our breath, listening to the choir in the inner chapel, and absorbing the details. I am certain that I did not get them all and will definitely return.

So glad that you liked the light and the chandelier. If I were more adept at editing/processing, I might have given you more of the beautiful colors of the stained glass. As it is, this is just how it came out of the camera.

Have a great week ahead. I am "away" again (working) but will be home tomorrow night.


Randy said...

Stunning chandelier.

Starman said...

Thankfully. the French, and most of Europe, have come to realize that religion is bulls**t.