Posts Tagged ‘notre dame’

Notre Dame by night, take 2

Quite recently, Bij posted a shot of Notre Dame Cathedral by night. And just a few days ago, I found a handful of pictures of the very same Gothic cathedral that I took from a couple of years back. This is a shot of the Western façade from Quai Saint-Michel that I like and so I’m sharing it. :-)

I am thankful that Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel sparked an interest in the public when the city council was considering a demolition, leading to a restoration effort and the saving of the cathedral. Had it not been for this effort, we wouldn’t have this beautiful sight to admire, and readers would have one less amazing book with rich infusion of culture and social standings to enjoy. Even the entertainment industry, they would have lost out on film adaptations, animations, musical theatres etc.

Ps: taken using point and shoot compact digital camera, no tripod, not using flash.

Notre Dame by night

On a related note, I decided to challenge Paris people with a contest for the best night pic of a Parisian monument. Inspired by Lil’s post. Between the bridges and the Nuit Blanche, taking part should be easy for locals :P

Here’s my go. How do you like it? Point and shoot, no tripod :D

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