Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Church Series - Basilique du Sacré-Coeur


This is what I'd call a "postcard photograph"of Paris so I decided to make it one. It's also a special one for me because I shot this from the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette last January,  on my last afternoon in Paris.  A beautiful memory to bring  home with me.  Merci chère Mary for taking me to this beautiful spot.  A perfect end to another very special  trip to Paris with you.

22 comments:

Francesca Muir said...

Oh Virginia - too too beautiful - if there is such a thing!
Love the rooftops of Paris too. Thank you for sharing - made my day! Francesca x

Catherine said...

It certainly is a post card shot and works well in black and white....

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Absolutely postcard worthy - what a beautiful shot!

Joe said...

Classic vintage feel to this image. Just needs Audrey Hepburn in the foreground wearing a chic pair of shades.

Catherine said...

Very pretty sparkly reflections....

Cezar and Léia said...

Very inspiring postcard, thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

Riet said...

What a beautiful photo and indeed worth being a postcard.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Catherine Robinson said...

Fabulous, Virginia ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Catherine
xx

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This icon on the Paris landscape, like La Tour, can suprise you as you turn a corner miles away and suddenly see this majestic basilica... great shot, V.

MadAboutParis said...

Agreed Genie...Virg, it's my new "go-to" place to take people...thanks for mentioning me!

This is Belgium said...

Virginia, you seem to spend most of your time in or on top of Lafayette !!

An Eye for Detail said...

We just, as in yesterday, reserved an apartment in Montmartre for 3 weeks next September! So close to Sacre Coeur. I'm already counting down the days!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful "postcard photograph", V, I like the B/W choice and the perfect composition.

Harriet said...

Yes, a perfect postcard photo. Very nice job, as always.

Vreni said...

I love the view from the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette.

Alexa said...

Oh yeah—that's a view and a half, V! I have a friend who collects postcards but never goes anywhere herself; I'd much rather be the one saying "Wish you were here." ;~} Bon dimanche --

Mary said...

Yes! I think of Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper and 'Love in the Afternoon'! :) Adore this photo. As every picture you take.

Cheri said...

Truly beautiful!

Kris said...

Definitely postcard worthy! Beautiful shot!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

This is very special to me also. When I first visited Paris I took a doubledecker bus to each and every place before finally debarking and this was my first stop. I loved this and climbed from the bottom to the top. Enjoy your point of view.

AL said...

Sometimes it's good to have classic postcard images...this one in B&W is beautifully shot V, and not always seen from this angle.

ARA said...

Aren't those last evenings in Paris so memorable, they are always bittersweet. You know it's coming to an end and yet Paris is so magical that it keeps you captive :0