Sunday, June 30, 2013

Église Saint-Pierre de Montrouge

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Église Saint-Pierre de Montrouge

This Nineteenth Century Paris church was the work of architect Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer between 1865 and 1870 during Haussmann's redesign of the city.  The elegant Neo-Romanesque and Byzantine influences can be seen in the architectural design.  Vaudremer was inspired by the Roman basilicas and churches, winning the lauréat du premier grand of the Prix de Rome in 1854.  He resided at the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici between 1855 and 1858.

It would appear that the church has recently undergone cleaning and perhaps renovation.  The "fresh-scrubbed" look takes out the surface contrast giving the structure a flat, two-dimensional appearance.  I did not go in, but have it on my list for a future trip.

bon dimanche

Saint-Pierre de Montrouge
82, avenue du Général Leclerc
75014, Paris
Métro : Alésia


Starman said...

Nice but not as good as many others. Your photo, of course, is excellent!

Tamera said...

It is oddly flat looking, as you say (may have a lot to do with the high noon lighting though). I notice there is some sort of netting over the bell tower. They must still be doing some restoration.

Jack said...

Your comment about the effect of the cleaning is spot on. A few minutes ago I looked at Virginia's post from today, in which she shows an older, neglected church that is badly in need of cleaning. And you show a maybe-overcleaned church. How do we get them "clean enough?"

Paulita said...

I wish I knew more about architecture. Love those rose-colored insets.

Daryl said...

j'adore how you share not only the photos but the location/the history .. thank you cher Genie

VP said...

It still wears a hat of netting!