Sunday, January 25, 2015

Basilique Saint Denis



Basilique Saint Denis


It is worth the trip to the outskirts of Paris to see this basilica, 
with its outstanding array of 
stained glass windows, 
Gothic arches, 
funerary art, 
tombs and sculptures.


bon dimanche



Basilique Saint Denis
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
92300, Saint-Denis
 



16 comments:

Kate said...

Beautiful interior arches! First comment using my iPhone. Hope it works!

Joe said...

An intricate network of columns and arches cannot have been easy to construct. Amazing.

Revrunner said...

Fascinating because one can see here, I think, the transition from a Romanesque to a more characteristically Gothic style of vaulting.

Andy said...

Magnificent structure.

s.c said...

Great architectural shot. I like it.

Danar O said...

I like this so much! Lights are dramatic and, about the beautiful brickwork in arches, it is said...
"When small things are put together, are bigger than the big ones"
Thanks Genie, It brought to me the peace I wish for world and for you too.

Aimeecakes said...

Oh wow, so many beautiful details in this photo, looks like an amazing place!

Alain said...

Je suis toujours un peu étonné que l'on puisse prendre des photos dans des églises.

William Kendall said...

It's magnificent inside!

Jeanie said...

Even your photo simply fills me with peace.

wordsandpeace.com said...

it's definitely worth the trip! I did a post in it some time ago myself: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/06/21/i-love-france-23-basilica-of-saint-denis/

Randy said...

Stunning architecture.

James said...

It's beautiful! I really should go there someday.

Jack said...

Superb! Can you imagine being the architect and trying to work out all of this 3D interaction on a flat piece of paper?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

wordsandpeace - Thank you for the link to your post and beautiful photos. I love the prisms of light on the columns.

Jack and Joe, those were my thoughts too!

James, put it on your list as it is just a simple Metro ticket to get there

Alain, I think that it is important to be respectful and reverent while in any house of worship and I am sensitive to any parishioners present. In so many areas of the basilica there are only those who are coming to see the history and architecture.

Danar and Jeanie, it is a very peaceful place and possible to find quiet places throughout.

Revrunner, I think that you are correct.

Merci for all of the comments.

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Gothic arches are making me swoon Genie.. too divine!