This makes for an abstract picture: the cement dome of St Jean de Montmartre which I described in an earlier post is geometrical and beautiful in the sunshine.
Another view of Saint Jean de Montmartre, the Art Nouveau church also nicknamed St Jean des briques because it is made of bricks and not stones as is usually the case there.
Art Nouveau is ubiquitous in Paris. Opposite the Abbesses metro station in Montmartre, there is this church, an austere yet beautifully crafted and picturesque church named Saint Jean de Montmartre. It was made of cement - not concrete - a special technique which prevailed until 1915 but was replaced with reinforced concrete later on, as with... Continue Reading →