Sunday, November 11, 2012

Église Saint-Laurent II

Église Saint-Laurent

Last Sunday I featured the exterior of this church with its first construction in the 6th century.  The existing building dates from 1621 with addition of these Gothic vaults in 1667.  The carved keystones in the apex of the arches are of the Mannerist style, dropped slightly from the ceiling and carved to relate a religious scene.

  Based on the church's website and the activity seen in October, the church with foundations in the first century is active and vibrant, serving the parishioners of the 10ème arrondissement.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Laurent
68, boulevard de Magenta
75010, Paris
Métro Gare de l'Est


Connie said...

I haven't visited for a while . . . so I've been going through some of your latest photos.
It is easy to see from the photos that you take, that you love this city. It has become a huge part of who you are.

Have a marvelous day and thank you for sharing your life in Paris :)

Your blogging sister, Connie

Shell Sherree said...

Spectactular, Genie. Bon dimanche, my sweet.

M said...

Bon dimanche! Stunning vaulted ceiling! I love the way the stained glass window draw your eye all the way down the aisle. What a beautiful church. It warms my heart to know it is still a vibrant church community!

Janey and Co. said...

Beautiful. M said it well....Janey

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

What a great panoramic view of this gorgeous chapel. Great photo!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How wonderful it is that this most glorious of churches is till active in its ministry. The interior certainly looks well cared for and the architecture is magnificent. How fortunate the local people are to have such a wonderful place to worship with its great sense of history and feeling of permanence in an ever changing world.

orvokki said...

Wonderfull church.
It is always wonderful to watch churches in traveling. Churches of home city rarely be watched (any more)
Have a good week.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Good choice of position,showing how it would appear to anyone entering the space.The interior does not disappoint!

Bon dimanche Genie,

Starman said...

So you're saying the reports of religion being on the wane are not true? Interesting because whenever I entered a church in France, I only found a few old women.

Loree said...

It is a beautiful church - not too grand. I like it.

Mary said...

What do i call it? Beautiful. Maybe? That doesn't seem to be enough somehow. Awesome in the true sense of that word.. maybe. Much love for this, i know that for sure.. :)

Randy said...

What a peaceful looking church.