Friday, 8 January 2010

Le couvent des soeurs servantes du Sacré Coeur de Jésus


Avenue de Paris, yesterday afternoon, the convent of the serving sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I'm not sure the translation is right, but it's literal enough! When I came home from the dentist's at around 9:00 pm, the temperature had dropped to about 20°F/-6°C.
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Hier après-midi, avenue de Paris. En repassant vers 21 heures en rentrant de chez le dentiste, il faisait - 6°...

32 comments:

Rebecca said...

Seems like it is cold just about everywhere north of the equator

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful Convent. I went to a convent all my life and the Nuns never had a convent like that.
Look at the lovely lightening. Gorgeous.

How's the tooth? MB

Bob Crowe said...

The snow must lay another layer of silence on the convent. I am surprised by how much snow there is in your and Olivier's photos. Certainly more that here, but it's much colder in the central US.

brattcat said...

These are so beautiful and impart a comforting hush. And how did you make out at the dentist? Are you feeling better, dear Ciel.

gogouci said...

Very nice work! The blanket of snow does add to the solitude and serenity of the convent.

Suzanne said...

Quite lovely...can you get inside to see what there is to see?

Chuck Pefley said...

20º is cold. I love snow pictures, though I must admit to not enjoying being out in the cold to photograph the stuff. Hard to have it both ways! Hope your tooth is better!!!

tapirgal said...

This is a really beautiful scene anyway, and the light is perfect. Some of the best scenes are in cold weather, I think, but it't not much fun to stand still and figure out how to shoot it. These are wonderful! Sorry about that tooth. I hope it's better now.

akarui said...

Jolies photos de Versailles qui a revetu son manteau blanc hivernal.

Neva said...

It's a very lovely building! Happy New Year!

James said...

Very nice! The blue sky and the snow really make a nice image. It's cold here too.

Natural Moments said...

It's like the convent is protected by a Centurian of Trees. Nature accents all of us in seen and unseen ways.

Dina said...

In any case, I'm sure the sisters have a "servant heart." They sure have a big place.

Olivier said...

tu as la chance, ma dentiste a annulée tous ces RDV, elle a pas réussie a sortir de son village....j'espère qu'elle pourra me prendre aujourd'hui sinon bjr le Weekend.
C'est beau sous la neige

cieldequimper said...

Tooth report: ;-) still painful, but at least it's getting treated. Next appointment Tuesday evening.

VP said...

Great place, lot of snow. Hope your appointments with the dentist will end soon.

Gunn White said...

Beautiful !
And I do LOVE the BLUE sky!:-) Have a nice weekend.
(I hope you don`t have toothache anymore?!)

Malyss said...

C'est beau sous la neige...
J'espère que le dentiste t'a donné un anti-douleur pour tenir le week-end!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

The whole of Europe seems to be blanketed in snow.

Cergie said...

L'hiver va bien à cette avenue, qui dénude les arbres, permet de voir les bâtiments aux toits d'ardoise et amène la neige. On pourrait croire, avec ces lignes, ce blanc, cs gris et ces bleus, un tableau de Buffet

Halcyon said...

Keep warm!! Your dentist must stay open late if you came home at 9pm!! Guess it's nice if he takes care of emergencies. No dentists around here would be so accomodating.

B SQUARED said...

A beautiful place and a good translation.

BaysideLife said...

Quite an imposing compound for a convent. Here the convents are quite small. Lovely winter pictures and great blue skies. Hope you received something for the pain. I hate toothaches. Feel better and stay warm.

Lee Spangler said...

Beautiful winter pix. I like the shadows of the trees. Ciel: It is a little difficult to be able to comment on your site every day do bear with me. You are in my thoughts. I wonder if your French would be more usueful in speaking Portuguese than my pidgeon Spanish

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hopes the dental work goes well for you. Toothaches can be among the most annoying pains we can experience.

Your translation is correct for the Sisters.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful convent! It reminds me a lot of the girl school I went to way back when, though. Hmmmm.

We keep hearing here about the crazy weather Europe is experiencing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Ciel
Your picture really touched my heart now...wonderful place, I would like so much to visit there!
So peaceful!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

@ Suzanne: I don't believe there is a chance of entering the place...

paulboo said...

That little dusting of snow really adds an extra something special to something that is already very special :o)
Enjoy the new year.

JM said...

-6ºC and going to the dentist? Poor you! :-) Hope you are OK now!

Paulie said...

Oh how I love snwo scenes like that! So peaceful and beautiful!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Love these shots, Ciel. The light is perfect. I hope your tooth is doing better.

Sharon