Sunday, 20 July 2008

A week in Paris (Part 3): Sacré-Coeur

Never posted.

1190 Paris
La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre
The Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur
Die Herz Jesu Basilika von Montmartre
Basilica del Sagrado Corazon de Montmartre

The church, built on the highest point in Paris, first planned in 1873, has been open since 1891. The construction was financed entirely from public donations.

Le Sacré Coeur de Montmartre et le funiculaire
The Sacred Heart of Montmartre and the cable railway.

The second gives a better idea of how the church is placed on the hill. I have to tell you that on my first visit, the presence of the railway escaped me and I walked the whole way up. And then decided to climb up to the top of the dome. The view from there is wonderful on a clear day, but those steps! Round and round and round. Just as you think you are getting there, there are more.
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  1. You say it's a church? The design gives me an impression of a Mosque. It is a surprise public donations can do something this much.

  2. The view of the church on the first postcard is beautiful!

  3. @AZ Blogging, yes it's definitely a church, but I can see what you mean with all those domes. It looks quite Russian too, to me.

  4. @MBL, yes it is a great shot! Postcard makers seem to manage views that we never normally see.


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