Sunday, March 3, 2013

Église Sainte-Marguerite



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Église Sainte-Marguerite


The layout of the church of Sainte-Marguerite is a Latin cross, 
according to the classical style of the 17th Century.   


It's adjacent cemetery was opened in 1637 and during the French Revolution, 
the bodies of three hundred people who were guillontined in 
Place de la Bastille and Place de la Nation were buried there.  Most of the cemetery was closed in 1804, but there are a few interesting stories to share on another day.



bon dimanche


Église Sainte-Marguerite
36, rue Saint-Bernard
75011, Paris

12 comments:

beatrice De said...

Bien sûr on est dimanche.

A very nice SUNsay here in Lausanne.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful church and amazing history! Terrific capture as always, Genie! Now I'm off to read some history!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

M said...

Love the angle you are showing us in this photo. The touch of red from the flowers is also very eye-catching! Bon dimanche!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Gorgeous picture and amazing historic background!

TheChieftess said...

Looks like a beautiful church...even though I'm a firm believer in the Omnipotence of God...there's something about these old cathedrals and churches in Europe that just seem to ooze godliness...regardless of the history (ie: guillotines etc)...

Randy said...

What an amazing looking church.

Mary said...

Beautiful and fascinating place! I can't wait to hear more of the history, Genie. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.

Alexa said...

I'm looking forward to more too. Meanwhile, how do they keep these chairs lined up so neatly?

Starman said...

Bon dimanche !

Lisa Graham Art said...

What a stunning church...this would make a beautiful painting too, except I would hate to paint all those chairs. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a history Genie, I do love that the most prominent feature in almost all churches are the arches, love them!

Michel Montbazet said...

Quelle jolie photo et quelle jolie église que je ne connais pas et que je vais aller découvrir le plus tôt possible.