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photoblog image The Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde / 2

The Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde / 2

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The Madonna and Child where the guardians of the city as well as the ships at sea.

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The basilica was consecrated on June 5, 1864 and replaced a church of the same name built in 1214 and restored in the 15th century. It was built on the foundations of a 16th-century fort built by Francis I of France to resist the 1536 siege of Marseilles by the Emperor Charles V. The basilica consists of a lower church, or crypt, in the Romanesque style carved from the rock, as well as an upper church of Neo-Byzantine style decorated with mosaics.

 

The Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde / 2

From the Archives

 

The Madonna and Child where the guardians of the city as well as the ships at sea.

.

photoblog image mg_7377.jpg

 

The basilica was consecrated on June 5, 1864 and replaced a church of the same name built in 1214 and restored in the 15th century. It was built on the foundations of a 16th-century fort built by Francis I of France to resist the 1536 siege of Marseilles by the Emperor Charles V. The basilica consists of a lower church, or crypt, in the Romanesque style carved from the rock, as well as an upper church of Neo-Byzantine style decorated with mosaics.

 

comments (15)

Wow. That is amazingly intricate. A really nice shot.
....peter:): thank you very much Michael... it takes great artwork to create such a wonderful mosaics....petersmile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Dec 2017, 02:47
The interior is gorgeous, Peter.
....peter:): i agree Ray... thank you....petersmile
C'est magnifique, quel travail !
....peter:): il faut de superbes œuvres d'art pour créer de si merveilleuses mosaïques....peter/pierresmile
This is simply stunning, Peter!
....peter:): stunning describes it perfectly Elizabeth....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Dec 2017, 06:32
Breathtaking stuff isn't it
....peter:): it does take your breath away Chris... i spent a lot of time in this little Basilica....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Dec 2017, 06:47
The red and white design is similar to the exterior of Westminster Cathedral in London Peter.
....peter:): i did not know that Chad... but then i have never seen Westminster Cathedral....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Dec 2017, 07:30
So vey beautiful. Goodness knows who many hours that took to create.
....peter:): i agree Alan... it would take years to complete all of the mosaics that i saw in this Basilica....petersmile
Simply stunning Peter
....peter:): agreed Bill....petersmile
A beautiful sight, centered on the ship... well done!
....peter:): the ship is the main point to this church Larry.... since The Madonna and Child where the guardians of the ships at sea....petersmile
Superbes tes photos Peter, les mosaîques sont bien mises en valeur. Gros bisous à  vous 3.
J'ai remis mon site en mode public
....peter:): c'est une magnifique Basilique Marie ...
le lien ne fonctionne pas encore ... cela changera-t-il bientôt ... Bisous de nous 3
Oh wow tellement beau Peter, magnifique!!! Bise, bon mardi dans la joie!
....peter:): il faut de superbes œuvres d'art pour créer de si merveilleuses mosaïques Bisousbon mardi dans la joie!
Isn't that magnificent.
....peter:): it truly is magnificent Brian....petersmile
superbe !! amitiés
....peter:): merci bien jean pierre! amitiés....peter/pierresmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2017, 01:17
Fabulous artwork.
....peter:): you took the words out of my mouth Cherie....petersmile
It would be good for Boat Friday, too, Peter! smile

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