Sunday, May 24, 2015

Église Saint-Germain des Prés

Église Saint-Germain des Prés

One of the oldest churches in Paris,
 and it has its own Métro stop.

I have featured this church many times before with historical details, 
but you might like to know that this is a Val d'Osne signpost (totem) 
and it was created in the 1920s with its luminous opaline globe to better
light the Métro entrances.  There are a few that remain. 
 How many have you seen?

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Germain des Prés
3, place Saint-Germain des Prés
75006, Paris


Danar O said...

High level art in all senses. Delightful info and comment. I enjoyed much this post [wow the plant] . Thank you very much, Genie... Happy sunday and happy your whole life

s.c said...

Yes those art nouveau entrances of Paris. How lovely and what a great monuments for the city to see for all.

Revrunner said...

If it was our Metro here, the lamp wouldn't illuminate. :-)

Alexa said...

Well, you know that next time I'll be counting them! Bon dimanche, ma chere.

William Kendall said...

I really like the look of it.

Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing this info. I never tire of reading about Paris or seeing photos.

Randy said...

Nice composition.

Joe said...

We walked right passed this spot last year Genie.

Peter Olson said...

I will start looking for them... I believe there is one at Saint Paul, one at Iéna... Is that all? (You gave me an idea for a possible future post, thanks!)

Jeanie said...

Your eye for detail is wonderful and I really love this shot!