Sunday, March 25, 2012

Exploring the heights of Paris: Sacre-Coeur

Sacre-Coeur, ( in English: Sacred Heart and in Norwegian: Hellige Hjerte), the landmark on top of the Montmartre hill. This white, domed church can be seen from most places in Paris, and it's beautiful and different from other churches.  It's new (the first stone was placed in 1875), and the stone is of a kind that gets whiter all the time, beause of chemical reactions with the different weather conditions. For me, it's very much a part of my first Paris experience, in 1988, but last wednesday was the first time I ventured up in the arched gallery that goes all the way around the big dome. About 300 steps to walk, a little claustrophobic, but what a wonderful view when we arrived up on the gallery. 
















2 comments:

  1. Un plaisir a voire et a lire.

    Sacre Coeur Quelle joie et quel bonheur.

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