|Notre Dame as Seen front the Quai de la Tournelle, 1897-1902, Jean-Francois Raffaelli
|Probably the most famous painting of Notre Dame is not of the outside of the cathedral,
but the inside, Jacques-Louis David's Coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1805-07. Of
course it's hard to see the church for all the people.
|A quick primer on Gothic
|The "X" marks indicate the ribbed ceiling vaults.
|Modern day lighting makes the interior of Notre Dame as spectacular at night as when daylight pours through the acres of stained glass above.