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The domes of Sacre Coeur in Paris on Mont Martre. it is easy to lose a day in the quaint little back streets of Mont Martre..... enjoying the artworks of local artists, browsing souvenir shops and enjoying wonderful little cafes.
Sacre Coeur is wonderfully detailed and was quite difficult to capture photographically on the day we were there as there was a food and wine festival on - showcasing the best of France. Unfortunately, it was very very crowded. I did not carry my Canon with me on this day and so this was taken on my Panasonic Lumix.

from Wikipedia...The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacr-Cur Basilica and often simply Sacr-Cur (French: Basilique du Sacr-Cur, pronounced [sakʁe kʁ]), 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. Sacr-Cur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the excesses of the Second Empire and 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 Sacr-Cur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919

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  • Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 463] (2056)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-12
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-19 3:46
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