My camera seems to have become an extension of my amateur photographer eyes! All photos prior to 2007 are scanned and were taken with a Fuji camera.



Thursday, 29 April 2010

Inside Saint-Gervais church, Paris, France, 2010

11 comments:

tapirgal said...

Here's another of your wonderful pics of light from leaded glass. I think this is the church behind the Hotel de Ville? I went in for the first time on our last trip, and was surprised by the austerity, and yet it had a very pleasant and peaceful feel. I think it was heavily bombed in WWII and much rebuilt.

bfarr said...

Those look like very little chairs. Nice light.

cieldequimper said...

@ Tapirgal: it is. Paris, however, wasn't bombed during WWII. Hitler wanted Paris to be destroyed during the German retreat but the German officer refused.

VP said...

Good guy. The Germans almost destroyed it with a (unintended) direct hit of the Paris-Geschütz in WWI. I like your signature colored light on the floor and the basement of the statue.

Cezar and Léia said...

Je l'aime beaucoup!
Il y a une "pietá" aussi?C'est merveilleux de voir le soleil avec leurs couleurs, reflétant les fenêtres de l'église ( stained glass).
Magnifique!
Léia

tapirgal said...

@ Ciel, thanks for reminding me of history. I must be tired, because I knew that. I'm trying to remember why so many church windows were knocked out other than the damage done to churches by the Revolutionaries. It's been awhile since I read about it.

Jacob said...

The French really know how to do sculpture! Amazing piece and an very nice photo!

cieldequimper said...

@ Tapirgal: VP, more of a French historian than I am, provided the correct answer!

James said...

The reflection is amazing and beautiful!

Dave said...

the reflection made this capture splendid.

Malyss said...

C'est joli, ces spots de lumière tombant des vitraux, qui illuminent et adoucissent la scène.; je ne me souvenais plus de cette Pita. Je crois qu'un retour à Paris s'impose aussi.(ton blog m'inspire pour mes vacances! :)