March 20, 2005

The Most Beautiful Thing Ever Built By Mankind

The Most Beautiful Thing Ever Built By Mankind

Posted by clotilde at 8:53 PM

Comments

Not really...

I've always thought it rather ugly and out of place.

Enfin bon, les gouts et le couleurs...

Posted by Jerome Clavel on March 22, 2005 3:53 PM

When I was a student at the Sorbonne, about 5 years before you were born Clotilde, we used to call the SacreCoeur "the big whipped cream wedding cake" . I don't like whipped cream wedding cakes. But I love Paris so much that eventually I love Sacre coeur too.
He's one of the family...

Posted by simona on March 22, 2005 4:04 PM

Funny my beloved Sacré-Coeur should get such mixed reviews! It is far and away my favorite Parisian monument...

Posted by clotilde on March 22, 2005 4:27 PM

I used to like it too... when I was in primary school, and getting to see Paris from up high was a real treat.

I have to admit, I haven't been to the top since 5th grade.

Now I just find it pretty kitsch

Posted by jerome on March 22, 2005 4:46 PM

I love it too! I love spending lazy afternoons sitting on the stairs and watching people. We were there the day you posted it... my husband and I like to pose (or make funny faces) for other people's pictures, they, of course, don't realize that we are in the picture.

Posted by Flare on March 22, 2005 5:03 PM

Clotilde,
Paris is the most amazing place I have ever experienced. And now to get new perspectives on it, as well as so much more, from you -- that's just the most lovely gift.
Merci!

Posted by Susan Grimshaw on March 22, 2005 5:57 PM

I love it too, but I must confess that the Eiffel Tour is my favorite. Corny, predictable whatever, when I see it from a window, or in the distance when walking anywhere in the city, I feel like a 6 year old that has just been handed a cotton candy (barbapapa). And another cool thing about Le Sacre Coeur, it can be seen off in the distance from my daughters bedroom. I love that too!

Posted by Alisa on March 22, 2005 9:47 PM

it's is my favorite too!

Posted by mindy on March 22, 2005 11:07 PM

Yes, yes! A trip to Paris would just seem incomplete to me without stopping by Sacré-Coeur, no matter how often I go. And the view of Paris as the sun is setting...

Posted by Dana on March 23, 2005 7:48 AM

my beloved Opera House in Sydney...that exquisite form that seems to be ready to set sail...I melt into it so very very easily...Scare-Coeur felt like an amazing wedding cake..gently placed on that hilltop..a cake for the giant wedding couple..

Posted by joan on April 17, 2005 3:02 AM

Post a comment





Remember Me?