Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris


Notre Dame


This 850 year old icon on the Paris landscape has greeted worshipers and tourists for centuries.  For all of 2013 there will be special concerts and celebrations for this auspicious and grand cathedral.



bon dimanche


Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
6, Place du Parvis Notre-Dame,
Place Jean-Paul II
75004, Paris

17 comments:

Randy said...

I love the light in this shot. It makes it so dramatic.

Kate said...

What a pleasure to hear music in this outstanding space. You photographed this scene so well!

Sylvia K said...

What a superb capture of an awesome place!! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Genie! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!
Hugs
Sylvia

Tamera said...

I can say I've been in this cathedral, and I took a very similar photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

MAgnificent columns!
Happy Mother's Day!
Léia and little LUNA

xStroutx said...

What amazing atmosphere you've captured in this shot!

Jeanie said...

The lighting in this photo reminds me very much of what it was like the day Rick and I were there. So rich and warm amidst all that cool and sheltering stone. Lovely.

Mary said...

What words describe such magnificence? :). And you've captured it so well, Genie!

M said...

Happy Mother's Day! Lovely, soft, golden lighting makes for a superb photo!

Alexa said...

I'm always struck by the warmth of the light in this huge stone cathedral—you've captured it perfectly. Happy Mother's Day, Genie!

TheChieftess said...

Great minds and photographers think alike!!! (a little self indulgence here!!!) In my first blog I posted a very similar pic of the same columns and chandeliers in Notre Dame!!! http://thechieftess.blogspot.com/2009/12/never-in-field-of-human-conflict-was-so.html

Starman said...

Bon Dimanche !

Genie Robinson said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Genie. I will never forget my visit there. It was a highlight of all of my trips across the pond. the other genie

Julie said...

You are off to Paris again on Wednesday, so I gather from Daryl. Enjoy!

Louise said...

Notre Dame is not my favourite church in Paris, it's too crowded by far, but it is a must visit, your picture is particularly lovely.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love reading the experience of others in Notre Dame... Just think, we could have run into each other gazing at the wonder of this cathedral!

Louise, you are right about the crowds. As I looked for a suitable photo for this post, I had many with "tourists" which spoils the scene. So many of my photos are "looking up" for that reason.

Julie, you are right, but cross your fingers as we are not there yet. Wish you could join us.

Bises,
Genie

Joe said...

How wonderful it would be to attend a concert in Notre Dame. On one of my rare visits monks were singing in this grand cathedral. It brought tears to my eyes.