Sunday, May 10, 2015

Basilique du Sacré Coeur

Sacre Coeur

In contrast to the Gothic churches of the Middle Ages like Notre-Dame (1163-1240),
 the Romano-Byzantine style of Sacre Coeur is inspired by churches 
such as Saint Sofia in Constantinople and San Marco in Venice. 

The exterior travertine stone, known as ‘Château-Landon’, 
comes from the Souppes-sur-Loing quarry in Seine et Marne 
and is particular in that it is extremely hard with a fine grain 
and exudes calcite on contact with rainwater,
 making it white.

bon dimanche

Basilique du Sacré Coeur
75018, Paris


Valerie said...

Sacre Coeur is a beautiful building. I like that it is in a different style.

Revrunner said...

That beautiful blue sky behind sure helps. :-)

Birdman said...

Love your perspective on this one... that 'V' effect works for me.

Jeanie said...

I don't find its interior as breathtaking as its exterior -- but oh, that white dome against a sea of blue never fails to take my breath away.

William Kendall said...

Impressive and beautiful!

Harriet said...

Must say thanks for the info included with the lovely photo.

Randy said...

It really pops with that sky.

Jack said...

It is cool to see just a bit of the building, not the classic view.

Esme said...

Great shot. I like the view.