Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sainte Jeanne d'Arc


I had already shown you a very partial view of Saint Joan of Arc church (see label below), built in the 1920s. Here's the beginning of a series of photos taken on Oct. 15 of this 20th century architecture that I hope you will enjoy!

Je vous avais déjà montré une vue très partielle de cette église (v. le tag ci-dessous) construite dans les années 1920.Voici le début d'une série de photos prises le 15 octobre dont j'espère qu'elles vous plairont !

19 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
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Olivier said...

elle est tres belle, je trouve particulièrement bizarre la texture de la pierre

Regina K said...

Lovely details on the facade. Fantastic window.

Lowell said...

Quite incredible. Can't imagine it's that old but it must have been renovated on several occasions. Whatever it is a gorgeous facade and window and door! And cupola!

Randy said...

Regina's right the details are great!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am glad that you showed us more of this church.

Your post prompts a question in my mind. If a poll were taken among Americans asking them to name a French patriot, who would they name most often?

Joan of Arc? Maybe. Charles de Gaulle? Possibly for people who lived through World War II and the post-war years, but younger Americans are probably too uninformed even about recent history. Napoleon would top the list of historical figures, but I don't really think of him as a patriot. If there is a leader of the French Revolution, he does not come to mind, and its excesses detract from that legacy, in my view.

cieldequimper said...

@ Lowell: it was built in the 1920s not the 1420s. The font is a bit strange, I admit...

Malyss said...

1412-1431, ses dates..les details de la façade sont tres parlants!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Joan of Arc does deserve a pretty church in honor of her martyrdom. I wonder at the number of historical figures who rise in popularity as time passes, but Joan will always be one of the more important in French history so I appreciate the church.Thanks for displaying on your blog.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a very beautiful church Ciel, very fitting for a young woman who only lived for such a short period and gave so much, how tragic that she was burnt at the stake at the tender age of 19. Quelle horreur!!

Woody said...

That circular window has very interesting intersecting lines.

Doug Hickok said...

Such beautiful lines and shapes. Wonderful. Joan of Arc is a favorite historical figure of mine. Always found her story fascinating.

Halcyon said...

This is gorgeous! I love that huge window and the cute red door!

Thérèse said...

Originale, interessante cette eglise.

Une apparence qui me fait penser a une trame de tissu avec cet agencement de pierres? de briques?

Jack said...

It is an attractive structure, Ciel. The 1920s were a time for very attractive domestic architecture in the USA (I live in a 1925 house), but less so for commercial and institutional architecture.

Becky said...

What a beautiful building! I love the colour and the simple elegant design.

Francisca said...

The pale colors of the church stands beautifully against the vivid blue sky, and the brilliant red door sure can't be missed. Lovely details in the lines and shapes. More of this one is welcome, Ciel!

VP said...

The church looks like a model, only the lamp post gives us a sense of the real proportion. Deceiving and fascinating images of an unusual church...

Loree said...

It's a very pretty church.I really like its red door.