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Eglise Saint-Sulpice, Paris (2017) 2017-07-10T21:52:21+00:00

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Eglise Saint-Sulpice, Paris 2017

This is the second portfolio featuring pictures I took during a recent visit to Paris.

My wife, Tricia had me on the ‘Da Vinci Code’ trail and we spent a morning browsing through the ‘Eglise Saint-Sulpice’ which features prominently in the film.

It really is a beautiful church and outside there is a beautiful fountain in the square. Not the busiest when we visited and perhaps this allowed a little more appreciation, given the lack of jostling tourists.

The church contains stunning frescos, some of which have been restored and to see them as they were when originally painted is truly stunning. It is a pity that they have not all been restored yet and I have to say it would be a church to challenge any of the great ones for beauty if they had.

The featured picture is of a crucifix displayed prominently in the church and one that I found quite haunting in its’ simplicity. Somehow it still managed to convey the suffering and had what I felt was quite a disturbing aura. Visit the church and let me know if you agree?

Modernist courtyard at Le Palais Royal
Colonnaded corridor at Le Palais Royal
Fountain at Eglise Saint-Sulpice
Colonnaded corridor at Le Palais Royal
Haunting crucifix inside Eglise Saint-Sulpice
Colonnaded corridor at Le Palais Royal
Altar at Eglise Saint-Sulpice