Thursday, December 28, 2017


Here's a not-so-good shot of the basilica of Sacré-Cœur in Paris. I was inside the Pompidou Center, 3.5 kilometers away, taking the photo with the camera's zoom fully extended. The church sits at the top of the Butte Montmartre in the famous northern Paris neighborhood of the same name.

Le basilique du Sacré-Cœur, seen from the Centre Pompidou in 2011.

The church was built between 1875 and 1923 on the hill, the highest point in Paris, where there had previously been numerous windmills used to grind grain, corn, plaster, and stone. The well-known Moulin-Rouge (red windmill) cabaret, just down the hill in Pigalle, harkens back to those days.


  1. Ah, the memories come back like a song!

  2. Holy cow! You were 3.5 km away?! That is not a not-so-good photo. That is an amazing photo.

  3. What Judy said, plus I'd love to be sitting on those steps on a summer night....


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