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Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre

Posted by
Arco-Íris (Leiria, Portugal) on 1 March 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

I hope you enjoy my PARIS series.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.

The basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1914. The basilica was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919.

Canon EOS 60D 1/80 second F/9.0 ISO 200 18 mm

Canon EOS 60D
1/80 second
F/9.0
ISO 200
18 mm

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