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Paris. Notre Dame

Paris. Notre Dame

In 1160, because the church in Paris had become the "Parisian church of the kings of Europe", Bishop Maurice de Sully deemed the previous Paris cathedral, Saint-Étienne (St Stephen's), which had been founded in the 4th century, unworthy of its lofty role, and had it demolished shortly after he assumed the title of Bishop of Paris. As with most foundation myths, this account needs to be taken with a grain of salt; archeological excavations in the 20th century suggested that the Merovingian Cathedral replaced by Sully was itself a massive structure, with a five-aisled nave and a facade some 36m across. It seems likely therefore that the faults with the previous structure were exaggerated by the Bishop to help justify the rebuilding in a newer style. According to legend, Sully had a vision of a glorious new cathedral for Paris, and sketched it on the ground outside the original church.

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Kwaku Sasu 16-Mar-2013 21:33
Elegant site for people on this Planet Earth. Wao
Ken Duckert27-Oct-2012 12:16
Excellent work with the light!
Apostolos Tikopoulos26-Oct-2012 17:44
Fantastic night composition. V.
fara111-Oct-2012 19:32
peterjay4507-Oct-2012 17:22
Very well done indeed.
Martin Wenzel06-Oct-2012 10:58
Super image of this iconic Paris landmark!
Chris Spracklen27-Sep-2012 20:20
Superb night shot of this iconic building, Jose. *V*
Jean-Marie Choisel27-Sep-2012 08:38
Beautiful night shot of Notre-Dame José. ~BV~
Fabienne26-Sep-2012 19:02
c'est superbe vu de nuit. jolie photo.
Anna & Christian RECK20-Sep-2012 20:17
Notre dame in all its majestic beauty! A big vote for this wonderful shot, José. Anna
Anna & Christian RECK20-Sep-2012 20:15
Notre Dame in all its majestic beauty! A big vote for this wonderful shot, José. Anna
pascal17-Sep-2012 17:07
Beautiful night shot !
Buba Jafarli15-Sep-2012 19:38
Perfectly captured, Jose! Love the POV you've chosen! V.
ac14-Sep-2012 11:39
Beautiful night shot. Emblematic.
Frank Tran14-Sep-2012 03:29
Very beautiful night shot! V+
Santi Bravo Figueras13-Sep-2012 15:15
Genial imatge nocturna.
Peggy W13-Sep-2012 15:13
Beautiful image.
Bryan Murahashi13-Sep-2012 14:43
Beautiful night scene and capture. V
globalgadabout13-Sep-2012 14:42
the bishop may have been right though...this is an awesome building..
Hank Vander Velde13-Sep-2012 13:37
A SUPER low-light image Jose.
Ceya13-Sep-2012 12:48
Marvellous night shot, José! Great work. V
Jim Coffman13-Sep-2012 12:03
Super image!!!
meekam tam13-Sep-2012 11:52
Magnificent night shot of the Notre Dame,Jose! V
Yvonne13-Sep-2012 10:13
This is a magnificent shot Jose! v
Mike H.13-Sep-2012 08:52
A striking night view of this famous cathedral -- well done!!
Tom LeRoy13-Sep-2012 08:25
Excellent composition. Good exposure on the Notre Dame. V
marie-jose wolff13-Sep-2012 07:14
wonderful night shot! V
Martin Lamoon13-Sep-2012 06:14
Excellent night expsure. V
Colin Dixon13-Sep-2012 05:31
Great Capture
Bob White13-Sep-2012 05:19
Very nice night time shot of this magnificent building ...v
Gérard Koehl13-Sep-2012 04:48
Magnifique vue de Notre Dame. V
Robin Reid13-Sep-2012 04:40
Good night shot.
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