Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cimetière de Saint-Denis


Last month, Genie, Holly, Peter and I joined  Owen ( Magic Lantern Show) and his delightful wife Anne, for a day touring  Basilique Saint-Denis.  Owen is a lover of French cemeteries, so after we toured the church, he took us a few short blocks to the municipal cemetery.  It was late and we only had about 15 minutes to get our photos, but we took advantage of the opportunity until the guard shooed us away.  We adjourned to a local café for coffee, tea and chocolat chaud. The perfect ending to a lovely day.

16 comments:

Dianne said...

What a wonderful day Virginia ....and to spend it with blogger friends is extra special. I don't remember noticing the Victor Hugo quote at the top of your site before.. But I just love it .... oh ! How true.
Beautiful pic.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eerie image...
God bless you!
Cezar

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I agree - it’s a fabulous way to end a day. Cemeteries are full of photo opportunities. A great image.
Bonne semaine

AL said...

That cross is so ornate...certainly not what we are used to here. I love the way you have caught the light on the trees behind..almost like flames licking around the feet of those angels. Great shot V.

M said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the cross and the lighting is perfect!

Janey and Co. said...

Wow that is gorgeous.

I am trying to figure out how you and Genie decided who got the shoot? Did you call out. "This one's mine?"

Karena said...

Virginia, the cross, so gorgeous, and the dusk lighting, a great capture!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Harriet said...

Perfect lighting for this photo op.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful details on the cross Virginia, the two angels near the bottom are lovely in Silhouette! Perfect light as the sun's going down.

Starman said...

Religious symbols are not my thing, but this is nice.

Jack said...

You have a really ornate cross here, Virginia. Another magical day in Paris: Click. Eat. Click. Drink. Click. Eat again. Click. Drink again.

Leif Hagen said...

A heavenly photo with a magical memory, V de B!

Alexa said...

You may not have had much time, but you still got the perfect shot!

Virginia said...

Jack has it all figured out.

Janey, well Genie are most likely going to post a number of photos that we both shot. Hopefully not on the same day, but you never know!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It was a wonderful day with friends and we loved getting to know Owen and his wife. Has Jack been spying on us? How did he know? hehehe!

This is gorgeous and your lighting and focus is perfect!

Paris Paul said...

I do love cemetery pics...especially ones that turn out as lovely as this one!