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La Madeleine

Construction halted during the French Revolution until 1806 when Napoleon decided to build a temple in honor of his army. He appointed Pierre-Alexandre Vignon who razed the structure yet again and started with the construction of a temple based on the 'Maison Carrée', an ancient Roman temple in the French city of Nîmes.With the construction of the Arc de Triomphe, which honored the French Army, the new temple was looking for a new function. Some of the suggestions included using the temple as a parliament, a bank or even a train station. Finally in 1842 the building was consecrated as a church, a function it still holds today.

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Zoltán Balogh14-Oct-2012 15:56
Beautifully framed! V
Hank Vander Velde14-Oct-2012 01:23
Beautiful bright and well composed image Jose.
Gill Kopy14-Oct-2012 00:54
A very impressive building - I can see the resemblance to the temple in Nimes. Nicely captured V
godro14-Oct-2012 00:01
Nice image and work!!!!
woody3413-Oct-2012 22:01
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Church, also reminds me of the Parthenon...V
Helen Betts13-Oct-2012 21:46
Great framing of this beautiful church. I love the contrast with the brilliant flowers in front. V.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden13-Oct-2012 20:30
It seems to loom over the everyday traffic, looking both aloof and magnificent. V
bill friedlander13-Oct-2012 20:28
Great shot of the structure and nicely framed by the trees. A very impressive sight indeed. V
gerrit13-Oct-2012 20:14
Not only a nice compo, but also good explanation about the background.
Walter Otto Koenig13-Oct-2012 19:59
A nicely composed image of this classical building with the unlikely distinction of housing a church. "V"
janescottcumming13-Oct-2012 19:12
It kind of reminds me of the Parthenon. Lovely!
globalgadabout13-Oct-2012 18:56
a celebration of classical style..vibrant edginess from the traffic..
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