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Eglise Saint-Jean-le-Rond

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  • Day8

    Eiffel Tower & Notre Dame Cathedral

    June 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    Today is the one full day of Paris that we get. We stopped at a restaurant on the way to the metro and had a typical French breakfast.
    The days have been long so far, but this one will be the longest. Partly because it was warm.
    The previous couple of days had so much walking and stairs, it took it's toll on Linda. She went back to the hotel while the rest of us headed back to the tower to stand in line for an hour and a half. She would meet us at Notre Dame when we were ready.
    For the tower, there are options to go all the way to the top or just to the second level. You can pay a little less and walk the 700 steps to the 2nd level and then take the elevator the rest of the way up. If we came this far, we might as well go all the way via the elevator. The kids saved me a little money for once. If you are under 25 you pay kids prices
    There are signs everywhere to warn you of pick pockets. Adam thinks he spotted one at the metro station the night before and I think he's right. I've kinda done this thing for the last 29 years...

    We've seen some big churches on this trip but Notre Dame was the biggest of them all. The line was long getting in but it moved quickly. There were military members patrolling here with automatic weapons like they were at the tower and Mont Blanc St. Michele. It didn't bother me, but it's a shame that it's a necessity. The US should feel fortunate that we are not to this point yet.
    Construction began in 1163 and a neat exhibit shows the different phases of the 800 years of construction, of how it went from a small church to fabled Cathedral that inspired movies.
    It is nice but I can only imagine how much poverty could have been relieved with the money it took to build this.
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  • Day3

    Notre Dame

    September 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    We are certainly in Paris now. Notre Dame, the hotel de Ville and the Íle de Cité provide our destinations this morning. The weather is perfect and Paris is beautiful. I asked our guide about the location of the University of Paris. She told me that the original campus for the University was on the south bank of the Seine River literally a stone’s throw from here. I am getting an impression that I once sensed in New York, specifically, that many of the ideas that formed the world in which I grew up originated in an area of less than one square mile in each of just a few cities: London, Paris, New York, and Vienna. Hegel lived just a short train ride away from them in Nuremberg. Gershwin and Ravel knew each other. Freud met his friends at his neighborhood coffee shop in Vienna. Chopin, George Sand, and Victor Hugo all lived within a couple of blocks of the Place Vendome in Paris. Dickens and George Bernard Shaw lived within a half mile of each other in London. Ideologically speaking, it is a very small world.Read more

  • Day2

    Notre Dame

    November 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Non si può andare a Parigi senza entrare a Notre Dame...
    Questa chiesa ha sempre un fascino particolare con le sue vetrate colorate ed il suo bellissimo rosone.
    C'è anche un presepe stupendo.

  • Day3

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    We made it to Notre Dame Cathedral! This is another of my bucket list places that I've always read about, seen in movies and pictures but never thought that I'd actually get to visit. Like Big Ben In London, it's much bigger and more inspiring than I expected it to be. I'm so happy that Kathy and I are able to travel and see such wonderful sites like this.Read more

  • Day3

    Pillars of the Kings

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    The details of Notre Dame are incredible! I had thought that the outside of London's Westminster Abbey was amazing but Notre Dame is even better! I haven't gone inside yet but I'm already loving this place!

  • Day3

    Guardians of the Church

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably don't realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century.
    I like the processing on this photo. The dark silhouettes of the gargoyles give Notre Dame a very eerie appearance.Read more

  • Day3

    The Tower

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    Here's a look at one of the two towers that make up Notre Dame Cathedral. I'm not sure why the towers both have flat tops instead of spires, like most churches and cathedrals do. I think the flattened roofs give Notre Dame an unfinished look.

  • Day3

    Notre Dame Details

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    At first, I had thought that this woman was wearing a helmet but, after looking closely at the photo, I see that it's actually a snake wrapped around her head. There are so many interesting details to see on this cathedral. I'm sure that I'm missing most of them. I'd love to find out all the stories connected to the statuary.Read more

  • Day3

    Gargoyles

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    I'm fascinated by all the gargoyles outside of Notre Dame. I'd love to climb up to the top of Notre Dame and see them up close but, after seeing what it's like going up so many stairs in the metro, I think that it would be quite a challenge for me. I really wish that they had an elevator here! I guess it doesn't matter anyway because Kathy doesn't want to go up to the top and I wouldn't go there without her.Read more

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