Thursday, August 18, 2011

Notre Dame de Paris (Paris, France)

Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady in Paris", meaning the church in Paris dedicated to the Virgin Mary), commonly referred to as Notre Dame, is a Gothic cathedral architecture in the east of the Île de la Cité in Paris, France, with the door the main entrance to the west. In addition to tourist destinations, the church is also still used for the Mass and the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is considered as one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

Three beautiful rose window, originally built in the 13th century, is one feature that most Notre Dame Cathedral's capture. A gift from King Saint Louis, South Rose Window is almost 19 meters and has 84 panels. Famous gargoyle is another impressive feature of Notre Dame Cathedral. Some are functional, serving as a pipeline to drain rainwater from the roof, the other only decorative, keeping the city from the top of the tower's Cathedral.


Because of its historical significance, architectural services and the stunning beauty, Notre Dame Cathedral is a must-see sights in Paris. When I left the cathedral, night has fallen. Façade and the tower was lit, silhouetted against the light against the darkness. I do not think it was possible, but Notre Dame is even more beautiful by the light from the night sky.


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