Sunday, January 13, 2013

Église Saint-Augustin


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Église Saint-Augustin


Architect Louis Baltard's design of 1860 sits majectically at the crossroads of major boulevards in the 8eme Arrondissement.  Its prominence and size makes it easy to locate on a Paris map, and the red cupola is instantly recognized above the city buildings.


bon dimanche




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


17 comments:

Randy said...

There is only one word for this, beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I do agree with Randy! Awesome! Hope your weekend is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Vreni said...

I like the red cupola! I´ve never heard about this church... I just checked its location, I´ve never been to this area... What a shame! Well, I guess this means that I have to travel to Paris again ;-)

ALAIN said...

L'église des gens chics.

M said...

Fantastic angle! It really lets you appreciate the architecture and the crisp blue Parisian sky! Love the red cupola --- so unique! Bon dimanche!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
This architectural style is so very reminiscent of many buildings in Pest which date from the C19.

The red cupola makes it a definite landmark, we are sure. What a fun addition to a rather austere church in the main.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Magnificent! They just don't make them like they used to. I like your photographic angle here.

TheChieftess said...

Churches are so much more grand and beautiful over there!!! And did I mention...historical???!!!
Lovely...

Connie said...

European architecture is absolutely amazing. When did builders quit having the pride that shows in this magnificent building.
Thank you for sharing.
Connie :)

Starman said...

Used to pass this everyday on the bus, but never visited.

Mary said...

It's magnificent! :)

Jack said...

What a nice perspective and such a clear image.

Louise said...

There are so many gems in Paris, I've never seen this one before. Lovely.

Virginia said...

I love this church. I think they cleaned it since my last visit.
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Although there is much to admire about this church, I found no information about the red cupola in either English or French. It was part of the Haussmann plan of the late 20th century situated at the convergence of wide boulevards.

These blue skies and temperate October weather made for a perfect day to ride Vélibs from one end of Paris to the other. The bike lanes make the wide streets like Malsherbes a breeze!

Have a great week ahead!

Bises,
Genie

Joe said...

Fabulously clear image Genie. Your perspective magnifies the majesty of this building.

Harriet said...

The crispness of this photo is fantastique! I passed by this church on my last visit. Thanks for a nice memory.