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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur , Paris

I found the dvd that I put all the photos of my last year Europe trip in my drawer just now. Feeling nostalgia so I browse through all the photos again. That makes me think of my family who travelling in Europe now, without me.

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“The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris,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. Sacré-Cœur 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.”
(I get this from wikipedia for the brief intro, pardon me. but from now on will be all in my own words)

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walking up to the church. many many stalls selling souvenirs and food. you can get nice moulin rouge poster, key chain, t shirt or whatever here. The price is actually almost the same in everywhere. But can try bargain for a while. be careful with your belongings ya.



look at the blue jacket guy beside. He is JasonSmile cute pic rite

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look at the white statue. That is a real man! hahaha . He smiles, waves and moves.

One thing to remind: when walking up to the church, if there’s anyone trying to tie something on your hand, don’t let him/her do so. They will ask you to pay them later. Best way is to put your hand in the pocket when walking, so they got no chance to put the thread on your wrist.

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This is how Paris looks like from Sacré-Cœur .


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rest in front of the church after a short tour in the church. we are not allowed to take picture inside.

But what I can say is, everyone should at least come to here once. I feel peaceful.

The sky turned to so blue! The sky makes it looks even whiter. Sis said that 1 special thing about this church is the stone. It is always so white, and looks holy.

Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone quarried in Château-Landon (Seine-et-Marne), France. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution.

A mosaic in the apse, entitled Christ in Majesty, is among the largest in the world.

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walking down from the church. Sunshine and windy. I can spent hours at here, picnic with friends. How nice

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with my ever beautiful sister <3

There’s this street around the church after walking down. Many artists there, showing their art work, and you can sit down then let them sketch a drawing of you.

my sister is the best tour guide ever

Darling, have you followed me on Twitter?

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6 comments:

  1. nice! never been out of this country yet =.=

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  2. Europe is definitely in my travel list (: Nice place.

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  3. So young, and you've already traveled to so many places. how I envy you ><

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  4. qiwen, hilda,kyril: it is a really nice place :)
    isaac: dont need to envy. go there for honeymoon! :D

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  5. haha so it was last year trip hehe

    good post :) and thanks for sharing

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