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Nice day for a white wedding...

On this particular day we climbed the many stairs to the dome of Paris' Pantheon for a view of the city. While Peter focused on the yellow corvette in his image ( www.flickr.com/photos/peterclifford ), I was more excited about the wedding photo shoot taking place in front of the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont.

 

“The relatively small but remarkable Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is tucked behind the massive Pantheon. The church replaced a small chapel dedicated to Sainte Geneviève, patroness of Paris. The chapel was part of the Sainte Geneviève abbey.

 

The church was built over a period of more than one hundred years, with construction starting in 1492 and ending in 1626. This resulted in a mixture of architectural styles, including Gothic and Renaissance. The front facade, which consists of no less than three pediments, even features a classical porch.

 

The abbey was demolished in the eighteenth century, only the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont and the bell tower of the abbey (the Tour Clovis) survived. The church suffered much damage during the French Revolution but was renovated thoroughly during the nineteenth century.”

 

Source: www.aviewoncities.com/paris/saintetiennedumont.htm

 

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