Sunday, February 17, 2013

Église Saint-Séverin



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Église Saint-Séverin


One of the oldest churches in Paris, the early Romanesque building was replaced with Gothic architecture at the beginning of the thirteenth century.  It is well-known in the 5ème arrondissement for the exterior gargoyles and the original bells cast in 1412.


Fires and wars required rebuilding and renovation over the centuries.
The scenes such as this in the oldest parts of the church are my favorites.


bon dimanche


Église Saint-Séverin
3, rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin
75005, Paris

 

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent old church and what stories it could tell! Beautiful capture! Thanks for sharing, Genie! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!
Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

Perfect and peaceful.

martinealison said...

Une bien belle photo...
J'ai tant aimé les offices du dimanche matin au Sénégal... Si différentes que dans nos merveilleuses églises. Elles étaient si poignantes.
Gros bisous

Joe said...

There is much depth in the shadows of this image Genie. It does the soul good to a light a candle for someone in such a sacred space.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for this adorable image, perfect for our Sunday! :)
hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

you've captured the hush and the awe.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great photo, there are some amazing churches in France. Bises Diane

Alexa said...

Me too! I love this church -- and I love this wonderful image! Merci, Genie. Bon dimanche . . .

M said...

This just makes me want to whisper a prayer! Lovely!!! Bon dimanche!

Starman said...

Bon dimanche!

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!

Mary said...

So beautiful. The 13th century amazes me... :)

Paulita said...

I love the flow of the candles against the darkness. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» truly enjoys your posts about les églises de Paris...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful Genie, you could imagine this exact image would be the same many, many years ago.