an exercise in miscellany


In places on May 1, 2011 at 7:08 am

Saint-Sulpice  is a Roman Catholic church in Paris, France, on the east side of the Place Saint-Sulpice, in the Luxembourg Quarter of the VIe arrondissement.  Smaller than Notre-Dame, Saint-Sulpice is the second largest church in the city. It is dedicated to Sulpitius the Pious. During the 18th century, an elaborate gnomon, the Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice, was constructed in the church.  The gnomon designed in this case to indicate the exact date of Easter.  The Marquis de Sade and Charles Baudelaire were baptized in Saint-Sulpice.

via Église Saint-Sulpice


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