Sunday, March 10, 2013

Église Notre Dame de Lorette



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Église Notre Dame de Lorette


The construction of this grand church was started in 1823 under the reign of Louis XVIII and was completed in 1836 under Louis-Philippe.  The elaborate murals were painted directly on the walls and one can see sections which are being restored.  Considered too modern, too bright with gas lighting, the walls are entirely covered with designs and painting.



bon dimanche


Église Notre Dame de Lorette
18, bis rue de Chateaudun
75009, Paris

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome church! Fantastic capture for the day, Genie! And the detail is awesome! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!
Hugs
Sylvia

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

That ceiling is to die for. Gorgeous!

beatrice De said...

ce sont des noms qui chantent dans ma tête. Mon Dieu, encore tellement de chose à voir à Paris. en France, en Suisse, dans le monde. A y perdre son latin.

Revrunner said...

Stunning ceiling! I suppose all the more so because of the light streaming in from the clerestory?

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

What a gorgeous ceiling!

Michel Montbazet said...

Toute la réussite de cette photo est due au talent de Genie.

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive richness...
God bless you!
Cezar

SRQ said...

The serenity of this church almost leaps off the page. Happy Sunday!

Donna said...

Oooooh, Gorgeous!
hughugs

M said...

With eyes cast down, I begin at the chairs neatly arranged in rows ... Then slowly raise my view and marvel at the columns, the arches, the murals ... and, finally, the ceiling! What a marvelous work of art! Bon dimanch a tout le monde. Que tes yeux soient levées dès aujourd'hui!

M said...

dimanche (darnned iPad)!

Alexa said...

Too modern? Can't imagine anyone looking at this and seeing anything but beautiful.

Starman said...

Bon dimanche !

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!

Mary said...

The ceiling is exquisite.. the whole church.. spectacular. :)

Jack said...

Brilliant, Genie. That ceiling is special.

Louise said...

Magnifique! I love how every church is special in Paris, even those out of the way ones, not on the tourist trail, probably especially those.

Joe said...

That ceiling and the arches are awesome. My goodness the churches were wealthy.