Sunday, November 30, 2014

Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis



Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis


If you have not been to Paris recently 
you might not recognize the magnificent Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis.  
After more than a year of work,
 the exterior has been brought back to a nearly new appearance.  



I had only seen the doors in a very sombre, dark and indistinguishable color.  
As you can see, the details of the newly-painted doors are displayed in bright red, 
ah yes, Paris rouge.


bon dimanche



Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis
99, rue Saint-Antoine
75004, Paris

(joyeux anniversaire, Renée)

 

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

Great to see these old buildings so well cared for.

Debs said...

A nice way to finish my day - looking at your lovely photos. xx

Harriet said...

Your photo makes me want to be there.

RedPat said...

Wonderful! I wish I was there.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful shot!

M. Denise C. said...

That was a great church that my friend and I stumbled upon the last time I was in Paris . . .

Jeanie said...

I love that little church -- so glad they are taking good care of it.

Danar O said...

Looking at its new image, for me it's hard to believe the age of this temple, almost 15 generations. Hope it remain 1500...

Super in time shoot, just when the statue is going to throw a flower or a blessing to the cyclist below. What a nice terrace for summer with dear friends! The little Imperial House is a little picture of Paris to find out, nested in a big one to love Paris.
Thanks for take me there...

Randy said...

What a beautiful shot. I would love to be there.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The first time I saw it cleaned I thought it looked skinned. It looks pretty inviting in your photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I almost did not post this shot thinking that there might not be enough of the church to satisfy. I do like how it "fits" within the neighborhood and has for so many centuries.

Often when the very old buildings are cleaned they are too spotless, taking away all of the dimension and bias relief. It does take a year or so to "relax" the fascade. You might take a look at Google images for this church to get an idea of just how sad it looked before cleaning.

Thanks for all of your comments.

Bises,
Genie

Alexa said...

I was thrilled to see the difference in this church from a visit in March 2011 to ours in November 2013—especially those red doors!