Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inside Saint Roch


Since yesterday I showed you an unforgettable boutique on the street of Saint Roch, let me take you today to the Church Saint Roch, which is just around the corner (yesterday's boutique is actually attached to the church in a funny way). I visited it for the first time and wow, let me tell you, I'm happy I did. It's huge (even though you don't really realize it from outside) and it's full of stunning paintings, sculptures, stain glass and more. I took this at the very bottom of the church, a true moment of inspiration. I let you read more about the Church if you're interested.

27 comments:

  1. This is framed really nicely. When I first saw it I thought "Oh my God" which was inappropriately appropriate!

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  2. Beautiful, Eric, and as you say—inspired. Have never been inside this church, I'm sure. It's going on the list for la prochaine fois. Like your reaction, Cali!

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  3. Or et bleue, or et bleue......bien sur, c'est la marque de Tenin! : )

    Another absolutely fantabulous photo, Eric.

    I have to put this church on my list for next time, too. Thank you so much. Your inspiration is my inspiration. My slideshow is getting to be about 45 minutes long!

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  4. Cali...;-) Nice one!It's good to be "inappropriately appropriate" at the "appropriate" times. As Eric notes, this one is "stunning" as are so many of the Parisian Churches et cathedrals. Always cool to get inside a church from time to time and pay tribute to the BIG JC...and I'm not talking John Coltrane. {wink wink}

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  5. Église Saint-Roch

    Designed by the same architect (Lemercier) that gave us the magnificent Louvre, this huge church was started in 1653 when its foundation was laid by Louis XIV. Nearly the size of Notre-Dame, St-Roch has undergone a number of additions. Most notable are the two chapels built in the 18th century that, when added to the main "Lady Chapel," extend the church's length to 413 ft (126m). Today, by collecting numerous works from destroyed and abandoned churches, St-Roch now houses one of the best collections of religious art in Paris

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  6. This is a lovely tableau! The crucified Christ and the empty tomb?

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  7. Eric this photo/angle is stunning!

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  8. When «Louis» lived in Paris, he went by Saint-Roch several times, but never went in. Thank you, Eric, for taking us inside.

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  9. Its interesting - with the lighting in the blue niche and the soft focus back there behind the angels, the madonna and crucifix almost looks like they're painted.

    So nice.

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  10. For two months I visit their blog. Are so beautiful images and impressions.Thanks for all.greetings Manuela from Bavaria

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  11. An ethereal shot, Eric and I love the blue.

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  12. I love how you have a label category called "Must See." Most of us would tag every picture of Paris that way :-) Hope you are haveing a great vacation!

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  13. Can we have a photo of his dog next time? I am sure I was told Saint Roch usually is portrayed 'avec chien' though being brought up a Methodist though my knowledge of saints is somewhat patchy.

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  14. Eric - just had a closeup look at the photo - have you done something to the part with the angels and the base they're on - it looks almost like its solarized.

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  15. This was one of the last churches I visited when I was in Paris. It took me awhile to work up the courage to climb the stairs but was well worth it when I did.
    I will revisit it again in October. Yeah!

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  16. May I shamelessly plug my blog today please? Just wanting to publicise a very worthy cause, many thanks!

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  17. A little coucou from the Lubéron, where I finally managed to find an Internet access!

    Hi everyone, I can see you're behaving, that's good LOL!

    Carrie "have you done something to the part with the angels and the base they're on - it looks almost like its solarized." Yes, I added some light...

    OMW to Lynn's blog ;) (No reason to be ashamed)

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  18. I stayed in a charming little hotel right next to L'eglise St Roch called the Relais St Honore on my last visit to Paris and I cannot imagine a more convenient, well located and appropriate accomodation to begin an exploration of your wonderful city .... check it out!


    Dermo

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  19. Behaving? Bof, we need to do something about that. As I'm at work, I can't misbehave too much, but what about the rest of you? Shame on you!

    Oh, right, the photo...

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  20. An article in our newspaper included St. Roch in a walking tour of art in churches in Paris. I can't remember the highlighted piece...maybe a painting by...I can't remember.

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  21. Thank you so much Eric! Look forward to seeing you at Cheltenham Daily Photo! :)

    Coucou! x

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  22. So, so beautiful, and a wonderful frame within a frame with great visual lines, blue and gold, the sacrificed Christ visible above the mercy seat. Inspirational indeed. I can only imagine the impact of the rest of the setting you describe. One more "must visit" place because of the excitement in your discovery.
    -Kim

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  23. Thanks for this, Eric. You too, Anonyme, I'll put the hotel on my list of potential places to stay.

    Hi Manuela!

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  24. Le 28 juillet était mon anniversaire. Je suis allée au dîner avec Tomate Farcie!

    We talked about you and the blogs "good old days." Thought I'd say "hi." Hi!

    Hope you're having a good holiday.

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  25. Église Saint-Roch...the church for the artists! This was where they had the funeral mass for YSL. Lovely shot!!

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