Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Notre Dame

Located on Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame is the monument that is most associated with the history of Paris.  Construction of this gothic cathedral took place over 170 years beginning in the year 1163.

Front of the cathedral – Western façade
View of the rose window - Southern façade

 On the east end of the cathedral, usually best seen from Square Jean XVIII, one can spot the magnificent flying buttresses.

Flying Buttresses – Eastern façade

 The rose window on the south façade of the cathedral measures 12.90 meters in diameter and consists of 84 panes which are divided in 4 circles. 

Rose Window – Southern façade
The Notre Dame website has some great information on the history of the cathedral as well as 360˚ panoramic views.  Find out more here.

xo Ceilidh

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