Notre Dame

Joy on Notre Dame
Joy and Richard at Notre Dame

Blue Skies and Church

A lovely walk along the Seine took us from the Musée d’Orsay to a cafe for lunch and thence across a bridge to the Île de la Cité and the Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame.

St Denis and Saints

Saint Denis

One of my favorite pieces of Gothic art rests on the façade of Notre Dame. This panel depicts Saint Denis after his martyrdom holding his head in his hands. It represents a darkly humorous miracle.

Gargoyles of Notre Dame


We climbed the bell tower to the top to take in the view of Paris. The stone gargoyles in fanciful poses kept watch over the ramparts.

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