Église de la MadeleineSeptember 26, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C
Yet another unbelievable church. This one took over a 100 years to complete. Just the main statue took the artist 22 years to complete.
Crazy to think most people who planned these old buildings never saw it completed. I can't even imagine in this day and age to tackle a project that I know will out life me and I will have to pass down to the next generation.
This church building project not only out lived its architects but also 5 different French leaders who each wanted to change the building plans for their own benefit.
These old buildings are constantly under restoration, this is a sign of a first world country, doesn't matter how old something is they try to keep it in good working condition. In the 3rd world we just don't give a damn if things goes into disrepair. They wind up to be tourist attractions anyway right, just not as buildings but as ruins like in Mexico, Cambodia etc.