The things you learn when you open up your Google homepage! Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Paul Abadie whose major claim to architectural fame is the design of the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre. While this famous Paris landmark is very lovely, it's not one of my fav's. It's a bit too ornate for my taste; I'm more into the simple lines of early Romanesque architecture.
It is hauntingly beautiful at night, though.