Sunday, 2 November 2014

Dans le dôme de la cathédrale Saint-Louis

Versailles cathedral dome
So yesterday's question was: where was the panorama photo taken from? Well... from up here! This is the extraordinary inside of Saint-Louis cathedral dome! Atelier Choco Turquoise who took these photos was lucky enough to be able to ascend the spire! Isn't this incredible mid-XVIIIth century craftsmanship by architect Jacques Hardouin-Mansart-de-Sagonne, the great Mansart's grandson?... To view all cathedral posts inside and out, click here! To read about its history, click here.

Donc la question était : d'où fut prise la photo panoramique d'hier ? Eh bien d'ici... Voici l'incroyable intérieur du dôme de la cathédrale Saint-Louis ! L'Atelier Choco Turquoise a eu la chance inouïe de pouvoir s'y rendre et a très gentiment fait profiter VDP -et vous chers lecteurs- de ces superbes photos ! Extraordinaire architecture du milieu du XVIIIème siècle, celle de Jacques Hardouin-Mansart-de-Sagonne, petit-fils du grand Mansart ! Pour voir ou revoir tous les billets sur la cathédrale, c'est par ici. Pour se rafraîchir la mémoire au sujet de l'édifice, c'est par .
Versailles cathedral dome
Versailles cathedral dome
Versailles cathedral dome

24 comments:

William Kendall said...

Those spiral steps look amazing... though cramped! The wood feels quite old, but enduring.

RedPat said...

It's hard to believe that this is the inside of that dome! Wonderful, Ciel!

Revrunner said...

Fascinating!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

I like the stair case
You wouldnt want to be scared of heights would you

Bob Crowe said...

I'd pay a lot to get up in there. The engineering is fascinating.

Randy said...

Looks ancient.

Jack said...

Wow. That would be a real treat to see.

Taken For Granted said...

Impressive photos of amazing architecture. Love the patterns the wooden beams make.

Dina said...

What men could make from trees!! The wooden beams are gorgeous!

Josette T said...

magnifique ! est-ce en bois d
eu châtaigner ou de chêne ?

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wow, that is incredible !

Karl Demetz said...

Really fascinating!
Wunderbares Handwerk, bzw. Kunstwerk!

Stuart said...

It's not just engineering, it's sculpture !

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like that staircase!

Birdman said...

This reminds me a lot of Disney... the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse?

Sharon Anck said...

That is pretty amazing. Just think how old those timbers are.

VP said...

An amazing structure... I like the way your friend photographed all those picturesque wood beams!

Thérèse said...

Quelle oeuvre d'art, je n'aurais jamais imagine...

llandudnopictures said...

What a wonderful mish mash of wood!

Lois said...

These are marvelous photos! Those spiral stairs are amazing.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

This is the part of the building I always want to see, I see lots of pegs holding things together, very strong! I particularly like the repetitive posts supporting the roof.

José Mendonça said...

I just love this place! Glad you visited it and composed your photos so well.

cieldequimper said...

@ JM: I didn't go up!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! What fabulous details shots Ciel, that wood.. how I love wood!