Monday, August 23, 2010

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The "Pillars" of Les Halles, Saint-Eustache ...

How to pass without Halles the see the watch and be caught by St. Eustatius ? Present, immutable, sculptural ...

It is so shown, discussed, described ... I'm going to indulge in a visit even more personal than usual!
So I will not tell you his story. Others have done and done well. You will discover here .
The here by far (away) First, in conversation with the Opera Garnier .
From a distance, in time this time, 1739, in terms of Turgot . Tucked in its urban labyrinth, it is noted on the plan it is not quite symmetrical.
Released today on three sides, it exposes itself, displays its flying buttresses and "gargoyles .

Curiously, the facade, neo-classical, remains unfinished , after many adventures, they did not begin yesterday and I'll let you discover otherwise (demolished in 1754, started by the architect Hardouin-Mansart de Jouy in 1754 ...).
But who was St. Eustatius? History edifying simplified as follows: he was the commander of the soldiers of the emperor Trajan (2nd century). A vision of the figure of the Holy Cross and the image of Christ, he breathed faith, he won great victories and died in the arena for refusing the Emperor Hadrian to sacrifice to idols. There he was saved once by a ferocious lion, and then burned in a brazen bull, which emerged ... his body intact!
Here on the portal of the transept to the north, to the impasse Saint-Eustache (headless since the revolution)
and one of the windows of Soulignac Antoine (1631 ), glassblowers also remained unknown at the top of the choir closer to Christ, the Fathers of the Church and the apostles.
The expansion of scale ratio in favor of architecture, and the effect of trompe-l'oeil perspectives contribute to the exceptional nature of these windows .
The search for clarity is the evolution of the 17th century stained glass and lead six years later, in the clerestory of the transept and the nave, the creation of glassworks colorless, adorned only decorative borders
Eglise Saint-Eustache Why? She is dedicated (1303) because of a relic offered by the basilica of St Denis.

Have you noticed how much she is bright, high and slender?
His plan is a Gothic cathedral (high volume, late Gothic vaulting (flaming) on third-and walings warheads without role-holder hanging keystones, and as Our Dame collateral and ambulatory doubled transepts and side chapels non-protruding)

and its decoration renaissance (fluted columns with capitals, square pilasters, windows and stained glass).
Place square Chemetov , below the garden next door is not unheard with this great ship ... its flying buttresses and arches, its magnitude ... New Cathedral of Commerce?
Victor Baltard left a trace here, reinforcing the strength of the building, updating the painted parts (17th century) of some chapels and soliciting known painters of the Second Empire decoration for others (including the Virgin by Thomas Couture (1851)), he also designed the altar, pulpit and the organ.

Great Organ of Saint-Eustache are recent, almost entirely rebuilt by the Dutch Van Den Heuvel factor in 1989.
Given also the excellent acoustics of the place , musical life in Saint-Eustache is very active!

On Friday, lamps and statues veiled, an unusual atmosphere and a bit strange reign.

Madonna and child by the sculptor Pigalle (1714-1785) in 1745, adorns the chapel of the Virgin.
Figures of Fidelity and Abundance always ensure the Colbert tomb, designed by Charles Le Brun and sculpted by Antoine and Jean-Baptiste Coysevox Tuby (1685-1687) .
And I've not told in detail everything that happened here, so

Since 1303, this church halls, is the hub of a vibrant social and commercial life very active.
You would be surprised not before the window of the butchers !
Society of Remembrance Delicatessen French, the last of the food business corporation connected with the church of Les Halles, order in 1943 for his memorial chapel, a stained glass window dedicated to St. Andrew, owner of the place, and Saint Antoine, patron saint of butchers.
In the spirit rather classic, conscious pedagogy Adeline Hebert-Stevens, stained glass artist , are placed stylized images, captioned with inscriptions, geometrical background Glazing golden tones.
No more surprises than you "The departure of fruits and vegetables from the heart of Paris February 28, 1969 by Raymond Mason you've already seen on the previous message of this blog. Yet!

The other pillar, marker "invariant" of the markets, the Bourse du Commerce , with a tower, a little enigmatic ...
Henri Blondel (1885) , charged Construction of the Stock Exchange today, has retained the structure of the ring designed by Le Camus de Mézières (1767) and the iron frame of the structure of the dome of the architect François-Joseph Bélanger and Engineer François Brunet (1806-1811), who were the two most remarkable building prior the Corn Exchange.
This dome diameter of 39 meters, was built in cast iron (Le Creusot) and covered with copper sheets, replaced by glass in 1838.
But, and this tower?
Astronomical Column fluted column also called Medici, 31 meters high, is the only remnant of the Hotel de Soissons, built (1574-1584) by John Bull for Catherine de Medici. She was raised in 1574 from one corner of the southern courtyard overlooking the rue des Deux-ECU (Berger Street).
Its exact function has never really been determined but it could have been used for observations of the Queen's personal astrologer, the Florentine Cosmo Ruggieri .

To ensure greater efficiency in wheat trade - which formed in the 18th century, the main object of study by economists - is considering building a new corn exchange . Historically, the lands of the former Hotel de Soissons, had been identified as particularly suitable for this use because of their proximity to the Seine, where circulating vessels laden with grain. The brothers Oblin planned to build a large hall, open surrounding streets and to construct buildings which would fund the hiring process. Field drew an irregular pentagon. The architect Le Camus de Mézières (1721-1789) opted for a building plan ring, 122 meters in circumference, pierced by 25 arches: the central part and remained open. It was subsequently covered first with a wooden dome (1783).
We had originally intended to move the column Astronomical Ruggieri to place the center of the building, but had to abandon this project. We therefore confined himself to repair it by adding a fountain and a sundial, designed by Alexandre Guy Pingre astronomer (1711-1796), and leave it in place, backed the new building.
It contains a spiral staircase which leads to the summit, an iron cage, vestiges of this ancient sundial .
On the barrel is the monogram letters H and C intertwined by Queen tribute to her late husband Henry II.
And if you were going to make a turn to the markets?


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