Sunday, September 26, 2010

Les Magnifiques Portes


Today's Sunday Church Series takes us back to the lovely Église St. Madeleine.  I'm featuring this  photograph because I think it illustrates the immense size ( 33' high X 15' wide),  as well as the bas reliefs of the Ten Commandments on these magnificent bronze doors.  (Taken in November 2008, you can see the renovation scaffolding as well.)

12 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

33' high, that is 3 stories... A wonderful documentary of it.

Paris Paul said...

You really picked the perfect angle to communicate those massive dimensions! Great work.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm still grasping the enormity of those doors, V. Quite glorious.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great lighting on the door, Virginia, and the angle of your shot enhances the dimensions. Nice detail in the panels.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a detailed door! The angle is really magnificent in this image.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Ps. I love your "mot du jour" on the side of your blog. It's a new feature, non?

Virginia said...

Thank you all. Actaully I can't b elieve I still had this photo. I didn't like the scaffolding in the corner but decided the doors are so grand I'd post it anyway.

Brittany,
Genie found it and I copied. I love it because I can make that lady say it over and over ! :)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Wow! how on earth do they manage to open these monsters? They're fantastic! Such detail and beauty.

Jacob said...

Very well composed and great light! Another example of how Parisians are able to take the mundane and make it a work of art! Sometimes it seems we do the opposite - take a work of art and make it mundane. :-)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I love your new header..gorgeous flowers!!

Alexa said...

I'm going to move to Paris and see if I can get the job of door opener/closer here at St. Madeleine—that exercise would keep you in shape, I'd think!

Daryl said...

Oh Virg, this is superb