Sunday, March 23, 2014

Église Saint-Louis des Invalides

Église Saint-Louis des Invalides

This ornate organcase is attributed to Jules Hardouin-Mansart 
and includes two télamons supporting the massive platform of the organ pipes.

The architectural elements are quite detailed 
and the supporting right hand of the telamon appears to be real.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Louis des Invalides
Les Invalides
75007, Paris
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Jack said...

Beautiful gold architectural details, Genie. But is it a caryatid? I think that term is restricted for female figures.

Randy said...

Nice detail.

William Kendall said...


Alexa said...

I'm seeing why there's a reason they say that God is in the details.

Revrunner said...

He appears strong. Good thing, too, considering how much those pipes must weigh. He also looks like he could use a break. :-)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

just a gorgeous detail. ( :

M said...

Exquisite ... Oh, to worship in such beauty!

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous, Genie!
In the U.S., Mansart's name is frequently spelled "Mansard" and applied to a roof style attributed to him.

«Louis» posted "Our Lady of the Maytag" in San Francisco.

Bill Nicholls said...

Very nice sculpturs you took on the church

Angelsdoor * Penny said...


Joe said...

With watchful eyes and mortared muscles braced, Hercules ensures that the music resounds for all time.

Linda said...

Lovely! Inspiring to view this!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack, you win the prize and I shall don the dunce cap. The male figures used as architectural support are indeed not caryatids, but telamons or "télamons" in French. Thank you for the correction.

Louis, did you know that the gardens outside this church have a large statue of M. Hardouin-Mansart?

Thank you all for enjoying the gilt details of this bright church, filled with light.


Starman said...

Don't think I've ever entered Les Invalides.