Sunday, August 30, 2015

Quatre Églises, la Tour Eiffel, et le Grand Palais

Four churches plus the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower

Looking at the skyline from left to right from the Printemps rooftop:

Notre Dame de l'Assomption built in 1676,
The double spires of Basilique Sainte Clothilde
built in the neo-Gothic style mid nineteenth century

Église Saint-Louis des Invalides,
commissioned by King Louis XIV in 1670

Église Saint Madeleine,
with its 52 Corinthian columns,

The Grand Palais,
built for the Universal Exposition of 1900

The Eiffel Tower (1889)
which at 324m. (1,063ft), was the tallest
man-made structure in the world, a title it held
for 41 years!

bon dimanche

Paris Skyline from Printemps
75009, Paris


Revrunner said...

One can see why the Eiffel Tower made such a splash on the Paris scene.

Jeanie said...

A view I've seen before and one I'm thrilled and happy to see again! Lovely!

Unknown said...

The contrast between Église Saint Madeleine, and other buildings, makes this Church stands impressive. I like the palette of colors under a soft light, that casts no shadows. Including the red pant in the window. Many thanks Genie, for sharing. A happy next week, for you.

Lois said...

Ahhh…..your pictures are making me want to return to Paris!

Lowell said...

I would reiterate Lois' comment. My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in Paris and had dinner at the Eiffel Tower on our anniversary evening. We fell in love with Paris and hope to go back some day. I do have a Paris blog (which is now inactive) at which consists of photos taken in June 2007. Best wishes to you!

William Kendall said...

An amazing view!

Jack said...

Nice. I had heard that the Printemps rooftop has a good view. Sure does!

Alexa said...

So much to see—and to learn—in this post!