Sunday, February 9, 2014

Église Saint Augustin



Église Saint Augustin


This church of the Second Empire, built between 1860 and 1871 by Victor Baltard, stands above the city landscape.  Saint-Augustin is almost 330 feet long and the dome stands over 260 feet high. The church incorporates several architectural styles, Roman, Gothic, Byzantine and Renaissance, and it is uniquely the first church in Paris to be built around a metal frame.


Although you cannot tell from this perspective, 
the church sits majestically at the convergence of many large boulevards, 
courtesy of Baron  Haussmann,  It is recognizable from a distance for its red cupola.


bon dimanche





Église Saint Augustin
8, avenue César Caire
75008, Paris

 

11 comments:

Randy said...

Such a beautiful view.

Starman said...

Bon Dimanche!

m denise c said...

Lovely colors and view! I must check this church out next time!

M said...

Majestic! Fantastic roof scene! Bon dimanche tout le monde!

Jeanie said...

I don't know how I missed seeing this one -- it's huge!

Alexa said...

Love how the little red chimney pots echo the big red cupola. My "next time" list is getting longer and longer!

William Kendall said...

It looks formidable!

Jack said...

It is a fascinating perspective.

LONDONLULU said...

I love the way the architectural lines all run into one - beautiful and different perspective on a gorgeous church!

Virginia said...

One of my favorites.
V

xpuctr said...

I love this photo! I saw this church from a distance when I was in Paris last year, and I only learned the name of it last week. This is definitely on my list for my next visit - I am so delighted to see your feature!