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.

Art Nouveau in Montmartre

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 →

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