Sunday, July 17, 2016

Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant



Église Notre Dame de la Croix
de Ménilmontant


The Neo-Gothic architecture was the
work of Antoine Héret.  Construction began
in 1863 and was consecrated in 1869.
In 1871, the Paris Commune met here at 
the church and voted to execute the Archbishop
of Paris and his fellow hostages.


This photo was taken on November 13th (2015)
in afternoon light of a setting sun.  Four hours later,
our world was changed.



Église Notre Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant
3, place de Ménilmontant
75020, Paris

 



5 comments:

Danar O said...

Beautiful, beautiful ascending symmetry of peaceful time. This one really shows the Light of Old World before the darkness of the new world appeared. Thanks a lot, Genie...

bill burke said...

Beautiful image! The light highlighting the church is gorgeous. The world seems to be getting darker every day which is so very sad!

francetaste said...

This is a beautiful photo. Thank you for the back story.

Cloudia said...

A real pleasure to visit your blog

William Kendall said...

Impressive!