Found project: Notre-Dame de la Garde


    Project : Notre-Dame de la Garde

    Language variant : Our Lady of the Guard

    Architect : Esperandieu, Jacques Henri

    Completion: 1864

    Locality : Marseille

    Country : France

    Building style : Byzantine Revival

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    Description :

    A Russian, a Marseillan, and a Belgian sailor sat together in a little tavern close to the Old Port praising each their own country. Until now, the Marseillan had been on the winning side. The Russian tried his best and said: “We have in Moscow, a great, great church, and it has such a great bell that you can hear the sound 70 versts away.” “What’s that,” replied the Marseillan soon. “We have in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de la Garde that kind of bell that the sailors on the coast of Palestine will hear the sound of it and know, how to sail back home to Marseille.” The Belgian had hitherto been relatively silent, but joined the conversation now: “We have in Brussels a tiny, tiny chapel, and it has a tiny, tiny bell. The bell was rung when Belgium was in distress, and the whole world came to Belgium to help after hearing the sound.”

    Palola, Katri ja Eino: Huoleton retki läpi Ranskan, Karisto Oy, 1937, pp. 222–223.

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti



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