February 2, 2012 Virginie Colline SacrÃ©-CÅ“ur Guest Writers SacrÃ©-CÅ“urÂ by Virginie Colline Mother of Montmartre Mother of pearl Paris is your oyster Black waves at your feet In your heart a shelter
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i found this on SacrÃ©-CÅ“ur and Montmarte: “The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as SacrÃ©-CÅ“ur Basilica (French: Basilique du SacrÃ©-CÅ“ur, pronounced [sakÊe kÅ“Ê]), 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. SacrÃ©-CÅ“ur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the supposed 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 SacrÃ©-CÅ“ur 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.” [Wikipedia]
i like how the monument is personified as ‘mother’ to show the feeling of the author of its importance. I saw the pic above and noticed the street stones were dark and wondered if “Black waves
at your feet” might refer to this or if perhaps it was an allusion to the history of the area noted in the above wikipedia excerpt…or merely the darkness which troubles us spiritually and is dispelled in the presence of such physical beauty–architecture is the highest form of art?..
In any case, i enjoyed the read. thx for sharing!