|Notre Dame de Paris at sunset.|
|The French military standing guard before what would |
undoubted be a prime target for a terrorist attack.
|The soaring nave of Notre Dame de Paris. Even in daylight, it relies on artificial light to attain anything approaching the luminous interior of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia.|
Copyright, Jim LaneA Gothic window (inadequately)
lighting the nave of Notre Dame de Paris.
|The cathedral's rose windows are masterpieces of geometry, engineering, class making (and cutting). They punctuate the north and south portals of the transept and the narthex façade over the west portal (main entrance).|
Copyright, Jim LaneFunerary Monument to the Count of
Harcourt, Notre Dame cathedral
Copyright, Jim LaneA large, scale model made of wood helps visitors wrap their minds
around both the enormity of the structure as well as the finer details of this
groundbreaking work of Gothic architectural engineering.
Copyright, Jim Lane
The front doors to the cathedral/
|Notre Dame de Paris from the air.|
|No, these are not tourists waiting in line to get into Notre|
Dame. They're apostles from the Portal of the Last Judgment.
|I wonder if the French have considered letting the |
fearsome Notre Dame gargoyle's guard the place.