Saturday, December 05, 2009

Sacré Coeur from the West


I already showed you the Sacré Coeur several times in this blog, but never from the West of Paris. Not that it makes much difference (after all it's still a big meringue surrounded by buildings!) but since it's been a while you haven't seen it... The thing is that today I had lunch at La Maison de la Radio (the French public radio building); the restaurant is located near the very top floor, so of course I took advantage of the situation to take a photo. Did you notice the little white building on the left of the Church? It's a water tank that I already photographed here. Have a good weekend.

23 comments:

  1. What a great picture of the hill and Sacre Coeur!!! Everyone's favorite Paris shot, of course after the Eiffel Tower!

    What a city - -thanks for capturing it here!
    Mammie

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  2. "a big meringue surrounded by buildings" LOL! Indeed, it is just that.

    Fabulous shot, Eric. A view from which I will never tire. C'est Paris!!!

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  3. Can anyone name the black-roofed building on the lower right side?

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  4. Wonderful! I never would have noticed the water tank as I focus on the church.
    I love the little pots on top of the houses.

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  5. PS This comment is for Monica and everyone else who longs to see Paris at holiday time......I take it baCK....IS is BEAUTIFUL. tHE cHAMPS eLYSEES is brimming with white bulbs on all the trees. What I loved was a long bulb that animates an icicle dripping. Not to mention Galeries Layfette in person,the red xmas trees Eric photographed....and on and on.

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  6. Oh, my heart! Homesickness hurts! This pic brought tears to my eyes.

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  7. I never tire of viewing Sacre Coeur...or meringue. mmmmm good!

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  8. That is a Paris Daily Present with you Eric.
    Ce sacré coeur est sublime.
    L'image aussi.
    Warm thoughts and love.

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  9. Beautiful!
    If only I could be in Paris for Christmas instead of being stuck in rainy England. ( Sigh! )

    Thanks for posting, Eric.

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  10. Another great shot. I've never seen Sacre Coeur from this perspective.And I like the dark cloud background.

    You never disappoint, Eric! Merci

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  11. J'adore the Sacre Coeur no matter which direction you choose. This one is lovely Eric. :)
    V

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  12. Well, let me add my own bouquet of mercis for this beautiful image! Seriously, Eric, thank you for being ever at the ready with your camera and your unfailing eye.

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  13. Delicious looks good enough to eat. I love the way the buildings are so light as well.

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  14. Love your blog, Mr. Tenin! It'd be great if we could view enlarged photos without having to click on the images everytime. Kinda lazy, aren't I? Please excuse my audacity. Just hoping, wishing, for 2010 perhaps? :)

    Emma

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  15. I love your description "big meringue surrounded by buildings". It does look like the top of a wedding cake!

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  16. I like the photo small because when it is clicked on it is so much bigger and you find all kinds of surprises.
    But I wonder if it is just me. I've seen other daily photo blogs with a larger picture and it gets even bigger when clicked on as well. I'd love to know what most people prefer.
    Anyway, this is a great shot, even the water tank is lovely.

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  17. looking at this picture, I wonder if there is such a nice water tank in Switzerland. really.

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  18. For the first time this trip, we went to St Pierre, located behind the the Sacre Cour...off the Place du Tertre. It was consicrated in the 1100"s and although very simple, it struck us both much more as we walked through it. there was literally no one else there and it's simplicity was quite the contrast to the basillica right around the corner...


    Sean

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  19. Yes, I agree, what a beautiful foto, I love your blog. I miss Paris...

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  20. How nice for the overall aesthetic that the water tower is nearly the same white as Sacre Coeur. Its a charming photo.

    I don't remember the other photo of this water tower. It has windows! Is there an inner tank? I must French Wiki "chateau d'eau". The black building in front looks like one in a photo of a bike affixed to a wall not long ago - but I think that was in the 5th.

    Sean - now I must see what I can find on St. Pierre, too! That is not a church I visited and it sounds so peaceful.

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