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Paris. Notre Dame
09-SEP-2012

Paris. Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the most well-known churches ever built, Notre Dame is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris; that is, it is the church that contains the cathedra (official chair) of the Archbishop of Paris, currently André Vingt-Trois. The cathedral treasury is notable for its reliquary, which houses the purported crown of thorns, a fragment of the True Cross and one of the Holy Nails – all instruments of the Passion and a few of the most important first-class relics.
Notre Dame de Paris is often reputed to be one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture in both France and in Europe as a whole, and the naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture. The first period of construction from 1163 into 1240s coincided with the musical experiments of the Notre Dame school.
The cathedral suffered desecration during the radical phase of the French Revolution in the 1790s, when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. An extensive restoration supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc removed remaining decoration, returning the cathedral to an 'original' gothic state.

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raymondg22-Mar-2013 11:52
Beautifully captured. V
Chuck Kuhn03-Dec-2012 07:03
Thanks for the comments on my picture Norte Dame . I like the light/tones of this photo.
Buba Jafarli09-Oct-2012 20:04
Stunning capture, Jose! V.
rweger08-Oct-2012 05:36
Very nice composed - great shot. V
Milan Vogrin29-Sep-2012 07:39
Very nice image!V!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet27-Sep-2012 01:52
Un beau controle de la lumière
Flora20-Sep-2012 00:49
Very impressive image. Beautifully done. V
maggie_falconi19-Sep-2012 14:58
Excelente foto nocturna Joseantonio! V
Kaj Gottlieb17-Sep-2012 01:22
Nice image, smooth colors. V
Zoltán Balogh16-Sep-2012 07:16
Beautifully composed Jose! V
gerrit15-Sep-2012 07:32
City of light!
Well done.
Pat13-Sep-2012 19:20
Absolument superbe! V
lucanton13-Sep-2012 19:20
Une belle composition et lumière ! V
Dawn13-Sep-2012 18:27
The colors, sky, the lights, the cathedral...everything together is really beautiful.
Thank you for sharing the history. Very interesting.
Milan Vogrin13-Sep-2012 16:54
Great shot!V!
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)13-Sep-2012 10:21
Under her beautiful point of view... !
Irene Wehrli13-Sep-2012 07:55
Wow - love the mood here!
Irene
Gérard Koehl13-Sep-2012 04:48
Classique mais très joli. V
Dennis Hoyne13-Sep-2012 04:13
Outstanding! I've never seen this structure presented so well, a night shot, no less. Beautiful work! V.
Yvonne13-Sep-2012 02:39
Excellent capture including the surrounding greenery! v
Carla Resh13-Sep-2012 02:16
Another one of your BEAUTIFUL structure/buildings! Love it! V
Frank Tran13-Sep-2012 01:43
Stunning image! V+
Gill Kopy13-Sep-2012 01:30
What a wonderful shot of this gorgeous cathedral V
Frank Brault13-Sep-2012 01:30
Fantastic! V
Hank Vander Velde13-Sep-2012 00:40
A super well captured and well composed image Jose.
Kuriacose Joseph13-Sep-2012 00:12
Beautiful!
woody3413-Sep-2012 00:06
Amazing capture, the light ,tones and the history are excellent..V
gary rouleau12-Sep-2012 22:45
Excellent exposure on this fabulous photo. V
Bob White12-Sep-2012 20:27
Excellent image love the tones of this good work ...v
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2012 19:47
Fantastic!
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