Sunday, May 5, 2019

Tribute to Notre Dame

Luckily, the walls of the grand lady of Paris survived the recent inferno that engulfed her roof and destroyed that tall spire.

My last trip to Paris was only for a day and a half when I zoomed over from London to meet some friends.  On that trip, the only glimpse I had was from the roof of the Pompidou Center when I was there with my friends for late night drinks.

However, I have visited in the past on several occasions and enjoyed the beauty of this magnificent structure and the treasures it holds inside.

I'm a bit sad that I hadn't been inside the cathedral on my last two trips to the city.  I would love to have had more recent photos in my collection.

I will have to be happy with the many photos I have taken from the outside.  I am hopeful that the restoration will bring this landmark back to its historic beauty to be enjoyed by the world once again.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks for the memories Sharon, I must admit the fire made me look through all my old photos of Paris too. So lucky there wasn't more damage ✨

William Kendall said...

I've never been there, and yet seeing the fire felt like a wound in the heart. Fortunately it wasn't worse than it was.

Judy said...

So sad. You are fortunate to have seed it in person.

Thérèse said...

Yes, sad.
Such beautiful pictures Sharon. I was so used to see Notre Dame while working in Paris that I never took time to take any picture, taking it probably for granted... Can you believe it?

Catalyst said...

I visited it in 1985. I wanted to climb the steps to the top but was told it was too late in the day. But the inside, with its beautiful stained glass windows, awed me.