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Travel Photo Thursday | Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica

January 6, 2011 • By

Sacre Coeur Basilica

On a wintry afternoon in 2003, we were walking along the streets of Montmartre in Paris enjoying the scenery.  It wasn’t long before we happened upon this beautifully crafted church that, frankly,  we were not familiar with.  Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica is a Roman Catholic church that sits majestically on the top of a hill above hungry, but talented artisans selling their wares on the streets below.  We were amazed because we had never seen anything quite as imposing, yet, serene as we did that day.

The scene was foreboding as it was a dark, cloudy day, but the photo almost suggests that the sanctuary is being shielded by a cocoon of light and emerges victoriously from the storm.  Well, that’s what I would like to think because Sacre Coeur gives me a sense of comfort whenever my eyes gaze upon it.