Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

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Did you know, Notre Dame de Paris is French for "Our Lady of Paris"?

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The Notre Dame is one of the most beautiful old churches (completed in 1345) I've seen in my life; and I've seen a lot of 12th century old churches, but seldom one this magnificent in its time.

At the top there are gargoyles surrounding the architecture overlooking the city of Paris, reminds me of Quasi Modo and his friends, silently gazing out at the ever advancing city below through the centuries.


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a giant chandelier in the church

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notre dame view of Paris City

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The most famous bell in all of France (possibly Europe)

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Victor Hugo

"Victor Hugo" - famous for writing/publishing The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
And also, surprise surprise, Les Misérables.

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1 comment:

  1. Great post with nice pics! Love the outfit.

    cheers
    ramli

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