Notre Dame du Haut
I have been desperately trying to get back to blogging but with very little time I have not gotten far. I thought I could give you a quick update on one of my favorite spots that I have visited this summer. Notre Dame du Haut is a pilgrimage chapel built in France near Belfort in the 1950's to replace the chapel that had been destroyed during the war.
Notre Dame Du Haut turned into Le Corbusier's most celebrated building, and named one of the greatest architectural edifices of the 20th Century. The building though is hard to come by, you will need to make it a destination spot. It is beautifully spotted on top of a hill overlooking the small town Ronchamp. You will need to park halfway up the hill and then walk the rest. But the building does not disappoint, a spectacular sacred spot built out of simple raw materials. The shape of the building is composed to its ultimatum with the way light comes through to the chapel.
(One is not aloud to take photos inside so that part you will have to discover yourself.)
The outdoor altar
Renzo Piano has started to build additional housing for the nuns and replace the visitor center so you should perhaps plan your visit for next year when it supposedly is finished.
Good to be back