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Paris 2014: The Domes of Paris, Part Two: The Church of Val de Grace

Christopher Wren, the preeminent British architect of the 17th century, visited Paris in 1665 and on his return to London in 1666 and after the great Fire of London he had a hand in the rebuilding of 53 churches including … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Domes of Paris, Part One: The Chapel of the Sorbonne

The architectural style known as baroque began in Rome in the 16th century and gradually spread throughout Europe with the help of the Jesuits who built their churches during the campaign known as the Counter-Reformation. But the Jesuits were not … Continue reading

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