Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Paris Church Series/ Paris Rouge - Église Saint-Augustin de Paris


Mary and I arrived in Paris around 6:30 am that morning.  We caught the Roissybus for l'Opéra in a driving rain in the dark. All hopes of photographing Paris at sunrise vanished.  Through the bus window, in the dark, I spotted this beautiful church.  As luck would have it, Mary, Peter and I were able to visit that afternoon. It was still raining on and off but we all had a grand time photographing this church, built 1860-1871.  I will have more to share. Merci to Peter who spotted the rouge steeple for my Paris Rouge series.

11 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

The little rouge steeple is such a beautiful touch on this magnificent church. Well spotted, Peter, and wonderfully photographed, V.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The filtered shot through the trees of winter is superbe and the red steeple just makes it perfect
Genie

Harriet said...

I love seeing this 'eglise' through the nearly leafless branches. The darkness gave way for a beautiful shot. Oh how I love that adrenalin rush of entering Paris in the early morning.

Virginia said...

Shell,
I loed the trees as well. Those at the bottom offer a touch of color.

Genie,
Beeen here?

Harriet,
That adrenalin rush will carry me well in to the evening!

MadAboutParis said...

And according to your hyperlink, the church has THREE organs! We surely did hit the ground running that day...

Alexa said...

Was going to say there are also a few reddish leaves still clinging to the trees—but you beat me to it! Wonderful shot, V.

Jacob said...

This is superb. It has all the elements of a Parisian church (well, in my mind anyway)...kind of gritty and mysterious and grand!

Pamela said...

I am living Paris through your lens!!
My dream is to one day visit but until then I am enjoying your posts!
Pamela :)

Owen said...

Was it Dylan who sang :

"I dreamed I saw Saint Augustine, as live as you or me..."

A fine Paris landmark, I drive by there quite often, it is on one of the quickest paths in and out of the center of Paris...

Hope you had a fine trip back home, and are having a grand time now sorting out all the photos !

Virginia said...

Oh Owen,
Leave it to you to have really fine lyrics pour moi. Yes, I had a good trip home but as always Paris continues to tug at my heart. You understand I know.
V

Starman said...

Peter has much better eyes than me (surprise, surprise), because even enlarged, I can't see the 'red' steeple.