Tuesday, 10 November 2009

La chaire de Notre Dame

The pulpit inside Notre-Dame church, made by Simon Hurtrel in 1686. This is one of the few elements of the church that survived the French revolution and its destructive anti-clerical frenzy.
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Oeuvre du sculpteur artésien Simon Hurtrel en 1686, c'est l'un des rares éléments du mobilier de l'église à avoir survécu à la révolution.

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Long live the pulpit: we are lucky to see such an ornate masterpiece in excellent conditions.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! this is so elegant, luxurious!
Nice this survived, what are the odds?

Petrea said...

It's gorgeous. I like the angle of your photo.

tapirgal said...

Hmmm. I wonder why they left it alone. But they were busy people. I guess they had plenty of other places to "attend to." We just don't have this kind of decor here, and of course I'm in love with it. Nice angle and photo.

Stine in Ontario said...

Thank goodness this made into modern times.

Jacob said...

From the pulpit do pompous priestly prelates prate peremptorily pertaining to public and personal perniciousness that prevails, perserveres and promises eternal perdition. ;-)

Another well-composed photo, Ciel. It is laden with golden glory washed in a golden light.

Paula said...

That's just gorgeous, I can only imagine what it feels like to walk up there.

akarui said...

Tres joli details.
En ete (epoque de mon passage a Paris) il n'y a pas de concert a l'Opera.

Leif Hagen said...

C'est formidable! What a heavenly photo of a golden pulpit!

Wow comment, Jacob, wow!

James said...

Beautiful picture Ciel!

Dina said...

I wonder how it felt to preach under that shining voice deflector.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my that is beautiful. Super shot. MB MB

Sharon said...

Just beautiful. We are so lucky it survived. It looks like a halo of gold over whoever stands there.

B SQUARED said...

A lot of sermons must have been delivered from there.

Cezar and Léia said...

Très magnifique!
Léia :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Is that REAL gold? If so, I'm amazed it has survived for so long. I wonder why looters left this alone.

JM said...

This is gorgeous, Ciel!

Halcyon said...

The colors are so rich. I love the old churches!

Allan Alexandre said...

Et pour cause la hauteur les boiseries sont remarquable.