Sunday, 27 August 2006

Notre Dame de Paris

My last post from Paris will focus on the famous Gothic Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris.

The Cathedral is perhaps at it's most beautiful seen from the back on a bridge crossing the Seine.

The more traditional view of the cathedral known from Victor Hugo's famous novel about the resident hunchback and later movie adaptions. An interesting side note is that Notre Dame might not have existed today had Hugo's novel not raised awareness for a large scale restoration project.

But thankfully the church remained standing, leaving the gargoyles to continue their watch over the roof tops of Paris.

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