Thursday, October 28, 2010

Le Madeleine sublime

Corinthian in architecture, 52 columns to be exact, each 20 metres high, all wrapping around the building. Le Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Paris consecrated to Mary Magdalene that stands stoic, built to glorify the prowess of Napolean's army in 1763.  Am wondering what gentle Mary would have though about that?! More suitable if if was built for Joan of Arc, but anyway, I digress...

Today, the Madeleine play host to many stylish Parisian weddings. By day, it is quite grey, cold, silent and just massive to be frank, towering over a section of Paris that is dotted with world famous food stores and eateries like Fauchon, Hediard and Maison de Truffles. By night, warm lighting renders it more welcoming.  The French definitely know how to light their monuments!

I shot these pics with a 135 mm zoom lens. Again, not as tack sharp as I like, but it's some images.

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