Standing prominently on Montmartre (the Hill of Martyrs where the first bishop of Paris was beheaded) the Basilica of the Sacred Heart marks the highest point of the city and on a clear day offers the most beautiful view stretching to 50 km radius. Regular visitors of my blog could see the photos of the Basilica from different angles as well as some breathtaking views captured from its soaring towers. This black and white capture is the last picture in my Sacre Coeur collection, but I am sure some day I will go back for more.
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I used to post a single photo on Mondays to remember all the nice places I visited, and to make my return to the office easier, but since Jo started inviting us to post a series of photos for her Monday walk, I have been trying to compile a gallery that would recreate walks I took on my holidays and days-off. I hope you’ll enjoy this stroll through the most romantic part of Paris – Montmartre. You can also listen to a newer version of the famous La Boheme (originally sung by Charles Aznavour). Happy Monday to all visitors!
Notre Dame de Clignancour, my first stop in Montmartre
Sacre Coeur seen from the side. The rendition of this photo in B&W is so much better.
237 steps later I was rewarded with this view.
The view from the bottom of the steps revealed massive crowds of tourists and street musicians. If only they had been playing some good and authentic music…