Completed in 1335, the Notre-Dame de Paris is certainly a sight to behold. According to my historian husband, during WW2, Hitler ordered the destruction of Paris, but the Commander in-charge (probably thinking of the Notre Dame, Eiffel and all other beautiful historical buildings in Paris), just wouldn’t or couldn’t do it. Thank goodness for that!
We spent a manic day in Paris and since it was peak-season, it was just sheer-utter madness and chaos. The queue to go inside the Notre Dame was probably a kilometre long. None of us had the patience to wait, especially in the heat. Yes, you heard it right. By then, the weather improved and summer was back with a vengeance. I’m used to heat, in my country 30C is the norm and I’ve also lived in Ghana where it’s even more humid. But that – the heat almost rivalled Manila’s temperature!
I’m not really sure who these greenish statues are, but I just love the contrast against the Cathedral’s otherwise brownish facade.
I was really content just taking photos of the famous Cathedral by the river Seine, far from the maddening tourist crowd.
A day in Paris isn’t enough. But the next time we visit, it definitely won’t be in the summer! Will do a different post on our rather un-pleasant experience in Paris.
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N is for Notre Dame.