Sunday, January 24, 2010

Inner courtyard of Les Invalides & E'glise du dome

15 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

The French do a good job of preserving treasures such as this - as witnessed by the restoration work being done here.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful picture, this patio is also huge!
Is Lois Anne there with red coat? :)
And that beautiful couple brings a romantic detail in this picture.
Now about this Church...oh gosh, can you believe that I didn't visit this place yet?
So...I need to review my plans!
Thanks for your support, ever and ever, you are so kind!
Hugs
Léia

JM said...

Gorgeous juxtaposition!

Starman said...

It is very difficult to walk down any Parisian street without seeing a building being cleaned/repaired. I remember la Tour St.-Jacques being under wraps for several years, not to mention Notre Dame.

Jacob said...

@ Starman - You're very right, Bob...even parts of Versailles were under construction when we were there...but that's good...I can imagine it must be a never-ending job!

Jacob said...

@ Leia - That church is magnificent, although it is no longer used as a church - it is a museum. Certainly is worth checking out!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A magnificent dome beautifully maintained. It is important that old buildings are restored, not just for their beauty but for history as well.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Starman said...

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VP said...

French never-ending jobs usually end. Ours usually stay never-ending...

Jacob said...

@ VP - I really don't know about the French, but I do know what you mean...when we lived in Minnesota, they worked on the roads for years and years and it seemed they never got finished.

In Houston, the road to Galveston was under construction for at least 20 years and I'm not sure if it's done yet!

Vito Coppola said...

Che bel luogo...
Ciao
Vito

Starman said...

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Jacob said...

@ Starman - Thanks! It was a fascinating site! I'd never heard of this guy (which is not surprising) so I read his story with great interest.

Methinks that some of the geniuses were a bit crazy, though. Can you imagine trying to land in the Seine between two bridges?

Sheesh!

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

A really beautiful image ... the detail is so very clear!! Love the soft sky in the background....
Gena @ Thinking Aloud
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Cezar and Léia said...

We went to Paris during this weekend.It was a kind "last minute"decision Friday night, just because the weather, it was cold there but with Sun! Yes...as my son next week is going back to Brazil, and he had never visited Paris, we took this opportunity to give him a little "taste" about Paris.He loved the city for sure!
And...I was there, in front of this place, imagining you and Lois Anne there and for sure I tried to take some pictures but noone so beautiful or perfect like yours! :)
Hugs
Léia