Paris, France – Notre Dame Detail

I was not planning on doing my Travel Lane memory for the week today…. But yesterday I prepared a few photos & today Mary Jo from Let’s Face The Music did a post on a one of the same photos that I have prepared!!! :D That doesn’t happen everyday, so I decided to take it as a sign that I must do this post today!!! :)

Close-up of the detail of the Notre Dame – taken in 2004 with a 3MP Kodak digital compact…

The detail that this cathedral has is unimaginable & unthinkable!!! This specific photo captures the essence of it!!! Mary Jo did a great post today about these indescribably beautiful hinges… who built it… the mystery & myth behind it!!! Fascinating!!! You can see her photos & read her post The Mystery of the Hinges of Notre Dame!!! :D **

If you’ve visited the Notre Dame, what did you like about it??

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42 thoughts on “Paris, France – Notre Dame Detail

  1. Jo

    Xandre, thanks so much for your post and linking my blog. Our trip to Paris was a dream; each time I look at the photos I find some new beautiful detail. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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    1. xandreverkes Post author

      It’s a pleasure Jo!!! Thanks for your great post… A piece of information I found fascinating!!! :) I’ve only been to Paris once, but plan to go again in future!!! – hopefully soon!!! :) **

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  2. travelingmad

    It is really beautiful. You could spend hours looking at the detail and gargoyles from the outside before even going in. The inside is also quite breathtaking. For all those that haven’t been, go for it.
    Let me know and we’ll grab a coffee or tea together :)
    Bonne Chance!

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  3. chillibasket

    Beautiful Picture! It is interesting how the carvings depict the moment when God judges where the souls of the dead should go. To his left into heaven, or to his right into hell! The Medieval people seem to not have seen their God as a forgiving figure!

    Regards,
    chillibasket

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    1. johnmichaelphotos

      when people can do bad things and get away with it, religion comforts you, telling you that God will take your revenge for you. God is only forgiving in societies where justice is seen to be done on earth. When it’s not, people WANT their God to be vengeful. Religion always serves a purpose for the society in which it lives.

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  4. Zelmare

    Loved everything about it! The stained glass windows, the atmosphere, the detail… The best was having someone special to share it with! Thanks for reminding me of one of the special moments in my life.

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  5. Matthew Kunce

    Loved the ‘feel’ of it. The architecture was beautiful, the art stunning, the stained glass windows majestic. But you can just feel the history of the place, the shadows beckon to you with secrets of the centuries. Can’t wait to visit again.

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    1. xandreverkes Post author

      You’ve hit it right on the head Matthew!!!! A great description of of the lure that the Notre Dame holds…. I share your excitement to visit there again!!! :) **

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  6. Judy

    Notre Dame excites from any angle….from standing outside the facade , looking up at all the grandeur, from a seated position in a pew, even from a riverboat tour at dusk, there is no end to the spectacular views of this majestic example of architecture. You have captured such a beautiful part of this artistic endeavor. Gorgeous shot, stunning detail…. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the visit to my blog! I’m glad I got to see yours!

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    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Thank you Judy!!! You are right, there really is no aspect of this building that does not amaze & overwhelm!!!! We were fortunate that on our visiting day, there was a choir singing…. The acoustics were unbelievably good…. it was such a great experience – unforgettable!!! :) **

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  7. David

    3MP camera eh? I started off with a compact Kodak Easyshare 3MP and for it’s time, it took some nice shots..until I dropped it in beach sand :( This is an amazing shot full of great detail! I had a close friend leave to Paris a few weeks back – I’m going to ask if they have any photos of this cathedral. Thanks for swinging by my little rant and giving it a like! I’m fairly new to WP so i’m still learning the ropes…take care and keep shooting!

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    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Hahaha…. Yes, this was also an easyshare camera!!!! :D Don’t remember why we stopped using it?? probably upgrades!!! Welcome to WP….. enjoy blogging & take care!!! :) **

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  8. johnstirlingphotography

    Hi Xandre – I’ve been there and was really in awe, not only by the detail of both the inside and outside of Notre Dame but every sculpture we saw around the city! If I had to make a choice of my favourite sculpture work in Paris, then the panels on the Arc de Triomphe for me were just perfect; completely stunning! Love the photograph! Would like to go again!

    Cheers

    John

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  9. Elisa

    I love the hauntingly beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. My favorite part is the climb up the tower for the incredible views of Paris with it’s streets fingering out through the city. The quirky gargoyles are fun to see on the climb to the top. And I have to mention the stunning stained glass throughout the cathedral, especially over the main alter. Whew, so much to love, and I love that you asked!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog last night. I was pulling an all nighter watching the Australian Open tennis – Paris is next for the French Open!!

    elisa

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    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Thanks Elisa!!!! & thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!!! I love hearing who have been where & what different people experienced on/at a similar place!!!! :) **

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  10. Pierre

    I lived in Paris for years and often went there. You definitely captured the ambiance and myth about it. I love wandering in the alleys inside. Gigantic and peaceful. Beautiful picture.

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  11. johnmichaelphotos

    I lived in Paris for 2 1/2 months, walked past Notre Dame innumerable times, and only went in once, briefly, and don’t remember it. :( What a pity. I did lots of other cool things, though…don’t think I totally squandered my time. …though the French Open was happening while I was there, and I didn’t go to that, either…….maybe I did squander it…… I’m going to go to sleep and try not to cry, now.

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  12. bennythomas

    There is one statue in the same group with head in his hand, probably a martyr. I remember of visiting this beautiful Gothic building in 1995. This cathedral also play an important role in Victor Hugo’s the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    Thanks for your visit.

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