Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chilly Afternoon Exploring Montmartre

We stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment in Montmartre Nov. 14-28 so it was quite convenient to visit sights in the area.  A must-see, of course, is the 19th century Sacre-Coeur Basilica; its dome is the second highest point in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower.

Even on an a cloudy day, the view from the Sacre-Coeur hill gives visitors a spectacular view of the city below.

St. Pierre de Montmartre, one of the oldest churches in Paris, is situated in the shadow of Sacre-Coeur.

Shops, galleries and restaurants line Montmartre's old village square.

Espace Dali Montmartre - France's only permanent collection of Dali sculptures, paintings and graphic works - is only a short walk from the old village square.

Alice in Wonderland is one of Dali's favorite images; the jump rope in this sculpture has become a twisted cord symbolizing daily life.

St. George and the Dragon was first cast in 1984.

Snail and the Angel, depicting a scene of hope and triumph, is a favorite of collectors.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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