Sunday, January 26, 2014

Église Saint-Eustache

Église Saint-Eustache
This masterpiece of late Gothic architecture unveiled a bell tower framed in blue skies and white clouds, a reward for looking up.  The tower is finished in Renaissance style which would be expected for a church of this age.  Rennovation and reconstruction over the centuries produced many interesting details.
The construction of the present church was begun in 1532 and finished over a hundred years later.  The first church on this site was established in 1223. 
bon dimanche
Église Saint-Eustache
2, impasse Saint-Eustache
75001, Paris


Sylvia K said...

Such amazing history! Being from such a young country, I'm always fascinated by information like this regarding your photo for the day! It's wonderful, Genie, thanks for sharing!


Randy said...

Beautiful tower.

Julie said...

J'habitais a cote de cette eglise :)

M said...

Lovely! I am sure this great bell tolls most majestically!

Virginia said...

I love this church AND the hint of a blue sky!

William Kendall said...

The bell tower is beautiful to behold.

Alexa said...

Excellent info—and proof that it always pays to look up!

Louis la Vache said...

It was in St.-Eustache that the funeral for Mozart's mother was held.

When you see St.-Eustache from Forum Les Halles, she seems like a vast ocean liner floating on a sea of grass.