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
Photo: LR 2019