Here's my entry for this week's PFF over at Marie Reed's Cpaphil Vintage Postcards.
This a drawing of La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, as seen from the lower part of Montmartre, a district known for its Bohemian past and night life. The Basilica is a beautiful large structure in startling white sitting atop the Montmartre hill and overlooking most of Paris.
This is how Wikipedia explains Sacré-Coeur’s enduring whiteness:
Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone quarried in Château-Landon (Seine-et-Marne), France. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution.
The Basilica overlooks night spots and cafés made famous in the works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Moulin Rouge, right, from WebMuseum, Paris); Renoir (Bal au Moulin de la Galette, left, from Wikipedia); and others. At various points in their lives, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Modigliani all lived and worked in Montmartre.
P.S. - Just in case you're wondering, the drawing of the Basilica is not my own. :) It's one I bought in Montmartre during a vist to Paris some years ago.