Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Wednesday Doorway: la chapelle de la Providence

Immediately next to Saint-Louis cathedral is the entrance to the Providence Chapel which was built in 1764.
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Jouxtant la cathédrale Saint-Louis se trouve la chapelle de la Providence, construite en 1764.

17 comments:

Jacob said...

A nice-looking door for sure. Why, to you think, they call chapels by the name of "Providence"?

What is "providential" about them?

Sorry, I'm just being a little snarky this evening! No, I'm not sorry, I'm enjoying it.

Hope you're sound asleep by now!

Au revoir!

akarui said...

Jolie facade. Elle a eu droit au numero 7, c'est deja une providence c'est un bon numero :)

Louis la Vache said...

Ok. We like the doorway.
Will we like the interior?
hint hint
;-)

Bob Crowe said...

The architecture was grand, Roman with a french imperial twist. It could be a tomb as well as a chapel.

Halcyon said...

It looks very solid.

Allan Alexandre said...

effectivement une remarquable façade culture de versaillaise et partout.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the door series. How many do you think have been blue doors? Quite a few I imagine. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

I like the touch of gold on the door. Looks like a small sun!

Olivier said...

on dirait les portes d'un temple maçonnique

VP said...

Olivier is right, there is something strange in this façade, almost esoteric... Always funny to find a street number on a building like this.

Paulie said...

I like the name above the door!

Malyss said...

Moi ce que j'aime dans cette porte, c'est son bleu si particulier..Le bleu et blanc, c'est une association très mediterranéenne..

Cezar and Léia said...

It's massive!I loved the contrast "blue and white", just beautiful!
Léia

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

My mom used to have a poster that had a mish mash of doorways and it was very cool - I think you should make one with all of your doorways...very neat!

James Mark said...

Yes, I too like the blue and white. Have you seen yesterday's Oakland Daily Photo?

Bergson said...

une entrée comme ça c'est providentiel :_)

andrew1860 said...

I have never been inside of the Saint-Louis cathedral because it is away's locked when I'm in town but I have been inside of the Providence Chapel. Very beautiful place I tuck a few photo's of paintings inside.