Paris: Another view of Notre-Dame

May 2019 – Luckily I visited Paris last year, May and June 2019.  We had a few days of rain, but mostly perfect weather.  Walked, used Metro, and explored the unwinding spiral of arrondissements which organize Paris into twenty administrative districts.

Notre-Dame de Paris, Our Lady of Paris, Cathedral after the fire.   I took this photo of the South facade and the nave from across the street.  This top-of-the-list tourist destination was barricaded and closed to visitors.

Although this 800-year old building was scorched, battered and much of the roof destroyed and the central spire burned and gone, the rose windows were not damaged.

Notre-Dame is one of the treasures of French Gothic architecture.  Some distinguishing characteristics of this style include: rib vaults, flying buttresses, rose windows, and sculptural decoration.  See also: Paris: Notre-Dame

Notre Dame with buttresses and scaffolding cropPhoto: LR 2019


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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2 Responses to Paris: Another view of Notre-Dame

  1. Lynne says:

    Love seeing these pictures, Linda. I’m so glad you have these memories to treasure and enjoy! Love you, Lynne

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