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Church of Saint-trinité: photo, description, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite)

Church of Saint-trinité (Holy Trinity) was built as a wonderful Parisian building, during the Second Empire, under Napoleon III. It has rich decor and sculptures, which have impressed Parisian society of the second half of the XIX century.

The construction of a large Church in this part of Paris has become an integral part of an ambitious plan prefect Baron Haussmann for the reconstruction of the city. Is Saint-trinité, just East of the Saint-Lazare train station. It was designed by architect Theodor watch online, marked the beginning of his career of the successful completion of the Basilica of St. Clotilde. In 1860, the Ball was already Director of the Church's architectural structures of Paris. In the project of the Church of the Holy Trinity he used the aesthetics of the Renaissance, being able to successfully combine Italian and French architectural styles.

During the construction of the Ball applied innovation - a metal frame that allowed safely organize the interior of a huge temple. Its Central nave is unusually wide (17 meters) and wide Windows allow use of daylight. Above the building rises the bell tower more than sixty feet, crowned by an octagonal domed cupola.

The layout of the facade of the Church emphasizes the idea of the divine Trinity: the facade is divided into three parts both vertically and horizontally. The decor is lush and whimsical. At the corners of the roof are four sculptural groups symbolizing the four cardinal virtues of man. This Prudence, Temperance, Justice and Fortitude. At the base of the bell tower are placed the statues of the four evangelists. Inside the temple, in the chapel of the virgin Mary you can see the stained glass work of eugène and Auguste Oudinot, Leloi with scenes from the life of the blessed virgin. Mural painting of the arches made by the artist Felix-Joseph, Barria.

During the Paris Commune, the Church was converted to a hospital. Her arches were darkened from the smoke of furnaces. Parishioners cared for the sick and wounded - they became nurses, cleaners, night watchmen. Subsequently, Saint-trinité restored.