Monday, August 15, 2005

La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris France

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in the Montmartre area of Paris France

The architect is Paul Abadie, but six architects succeeded him before the building was completed.
The style is Romano-byzantine,begun in 1875.The interior of the church contains one of the worlds largest mosaics, and depicts Christ with outstretched arms. The great dome mosaic was created between 1900 and 1922.

I had to take the very few photos that I did without a flash and when no one was looking. The small photo of the border is very out of focus, but I thought it was so pretty, I still included it here.

Two photos are of floor mosaics. Click them to see them BIG.... An unusual cow or bull with gold wings and a beautiful fish and anchor.


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