28.6.10

Saint Serge de Radonège bis

A year and a half ago, I made a post about a Russian orthodox church (well hidden), Saint Serge de Radonège (Sergius of Radonezh, Сергий Радонежский). I ask you kindly to revert to that post, if you want to know something more about this church.

When I then visited the church, I was not able to get any photos from the inside. I was luckier the other day. Some renovation work was ongoing. I was kindly allowed to take some photos.

As an extra reminder, some photos from outside.
If you are interested, I have made some other posts about orthodox churches in Paris: Saint Alexandre Nevsky and Saint Séraphin de Sarov.

26 comments:

Vagabonde said...

I like the Orthodox churches, the Russians, Greeks, Armenians, and so on, they are so ornate. Did you see the one in Nice? It is very pretty.

Ruth said...

It's like walking inside a painting.

Simony said...

Beautiful paintings throughout the church!
During my trip to Italy we visited many churches, but most of them did not allow any pictures inside. What a disappointment! It used to be "flashes not allowed", but now nothing is allowed.
Also, another disappointment was to pay to get in! 7 Euros a person and sometimes more! Really, what happened to all the free entry?
And you know, postcards are just not the same as taking our own pictures.
Is it the same in France?

Owen said...

Another world...

Have you seen the stories about how Russia is trying to purchase a large property along the Seine in order to build a big new orthodox church in Paris ? Saw it in the Nouvel Observateur just a couple of weeks ago... considerable political intrigue.

Polly said...

Wow, Peter, you do have a knack for finding great "off-the-beaten-path" places! I was just at Buttes Chaumont, but totally missed this opportunity... Peut-être next trip.
Polly
PollysParis.Blogspot.com

V Rakesh said...

Wonderful pictures! As always!

Olivier said...

magnifique et surprenante cette petite eglise avec son peintre, des endroits inconnus des touristest

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful church, I like the paintings on the roof, magnificent!
Léia

hpy said...

Des églises sans bancs, sans chaises. Non?

arabesque said...

we don't have orthodox here, at least, i haven't seen one yet!
lucky of you to get a glimpse of renovation, it's a wonderful structure.

Thérèse said...

Quel bel endroit où l'on a certainement envie de rester un long moment.

Adam said...

Good work Peter! I like the atmosphere of these churches with their icons. I wonder who actually worships there today though?

BLOGitse said...

Bonjour Peter!
Ca va?
Those paintings are amazing.

I try very hard to learn French.
I listen to the radio, French channel, and I do understand temperatures and some simple sentences.
But R is very difficult. 44, autch!
Have a great week,
greetings from Casa!

BLOGitse

Starman said...

I've never understand the rational used by some churches to prevent photos.

Shammickite said...

I wonder if the religious church services will continue while the renovations are being done.

Virginia said...

Oh Peter, this reminds me of some renovation work I was able to photograph last summer. I am always so pleased to see how carefully some of the churches are being preserved in Paris and outside of the city . Sadly many are not... due to funding. This is a lovely place. I wish I could have had a chance to visit.
V

joanny said...

Peter

A perfect moment in time -- a gift for you and a gift for us.

Joanny

claude said...

u as eu plus de chance qu'au MacDo' !
C'est bien d'avoir pu prendre quelques photos de la restauration de cette charante' Eglise.
La boutique de fleurs est super jolie et je suis allée souvent au marché aux fleurs.
Bonne journée Peter !

lyliane said...

Je suis allée visiter cette petite église il y a quelques temps, il faut la trouver!
superbe ton camaïeu de bleu.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a nice church inside, Peter.

Mo said...

superb. What luck to get inside to take pictures

Capy89 said...

I like the wooden stair outside and the not-too-high-ceiling. It's such a cozy church and I wonder how the church looks in snowy weather :)

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Yes!! You finally got IN! I am so excited to see these pictures as I have wondered at what the inside was like, too. Good job!

BTW, I was going to tell you that guess what book Paul has had tucked away all this time on his bookshelf, only I did not know it until this weekend: Paris secret et insolite by Rodolphe Trouilleaux. Yes, I was just looking at the page for Saint Serge not 48 hours ago. :)

So fun to see this, Peter!

Take care --
Karin

Mona said...

Those pictures are cool! So much art work! Its amazing!

JM said...

The wonderful staircase especially caught my attention! Great post once again, Peter!

Trotter said...

You're discovering all secrets Paris was trying to hide for such a long time... ;))