Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris

The best way I know to spend a Saturday afternoon on a spectacular sunny winter afternoon in Paris is to climb to the top of hill to visit the beautiful Sacré-Cœur Basilica and look out at the panoramic view of Paris. It’s a hike, but it’s well worth it!

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Look at that sky!

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A talented musician serenades the crowd:

 

 

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The interior:

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This church has figured out how to hold mass and let visitors circulate around the church at the same time.  It feels right.

 

 

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Although it isn’t obvious in my pictures, the statues of Mary and the other one of Jesus are both in silver.  They remind me of the statue I saw in the Musee d-Orsay.

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Even though it was well past Christmas and Epiphany, the creche scene was still on display. Very modern and simple rendition.  I guess I’m very accustomed to the more elaborate Italian mode!

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The mosaics are splendid. The Holy Trinity in one shot here:

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Wait a second, for a minute I thought I was in the Vatican!

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