Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

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Notre Dame

The exterior of this 800-year-old cathedral 
is well-known for its many statues over the massive doors.  
The broader view reveals gargoyles and chimeras in various poses.  

Do you think that this one might look like 
J. R. R. Tolkien's Gollum?

bon dimanche

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


Joe said...

Absolutely Genie. I can hear him sniveling, "We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses."

Alain said...

Une figure d'homme, mais des pieds de démon.

Louis la Vache said...

You have a fine talent for spotting these marvelous details on these beautiful churches. Your Sunday series is always a pleasure to view.

Ann said...

One of the most famous gargoyles of all time, and that Cathedral really is amazing with so many wonderful features.

Jeanie said...

Gollum is perfect! This is a wonderful image, Genie. What character in that sculpture!

Malyss said...

My precious! was wondering where he was gone ... :o)

TheChieftess said...

Nice detail!!! Actually, he looks more like one of the flying monkeys in the original Wizard of Oz!!!

Tamera said...

There are so many cool gargoyles on that church. Great shot.

Randy said...

Marvelous close up.