These pictures are taken after dinner in the previous post. Now we went up, to the Sacre-Coeur!
Turning away from the lovely view, the Sacre-Coeur showed up in all her glory. We all have been there before on a schooltrip, but now having the time and interest made us look more for the details.
We where gladly surprised that it was still open at 10 p.m. and took a look inside.
Unfortunately taking pictures inside wasn't allowed (it would have disturbed the Mass also). But it was incredibly! Gigantic mosaics with lots of gold leaf, marble columns in all colours you can imagine with all types of capitals. All very Byzantine if you ask me. I wonder how that is possible in the middle of France. I'm gonna ask my architecture-history docent :)
If you don't know what it is, well they spit out the rainwater to protect the stone of the building. And there monstrous looks are to scare demons. You can see them as little protectors of cathedrals. :)
Did you know brass is originally gold-tinted instead of green?
So that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this arty and less fashionably post. And I hope you might visit it one day too :)
Au revoir mes amies!
PS Watch the pictures of The Mad Twins here
PPS Ruby made a wonderful little movie of our Paris trip! I hope she'll post it here too :)