Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Photos: Notre Dame de Paris

Tour Eiffel. That is all I could think on the flight to Paris. But after reaching here, I have been to Notre Dame many times more than the Tour Eiffel. I still have not figured out why I like this place. I loved the Victor Hugo classic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". But that shouldn't translate to me visiting this place over and over. Is this place easily accessible from my place? I don't think so. I take two trains to get here!

On one bank is the famous book store named "Shakespeare & Co". I love books. But after the first visit, I had my fill. Shakespeare & Co is a vintage shop. I'm more of Barnes & Noble or Borders guy. I love book stores. But it should have plenty of space and a lot of air. Forget the plush chairs. I will sit on the carpeted floors. In summary, this book store is also not what attracts to me to this area!

Anyways, I decide to shoot Notre Dame from the canal sidewalks. There are many tourist boats that pass by this area every 10 minutes. An interval of 10 minutes is good enough to get the desired picture. You can see the final result below.


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8 comments:

  1. I haven't been to Paris or seen the Notre Dame, but from my experiences of visiting various cathedrals, perhaps it is the atmosphere? The sacredness? The peace in the area?

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  2. @Sudhagee - The places is crowded always. When I visited inside the cathedral, it was surreal.

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  3. Entire Paris is so amazing...I was really taken in by the vintage beauty, why limit to one or two spots?

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  4. @Pesto Sauce - So true. It is just that I end up going to this place very often. I myself do not know why!

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  5. Lovely! Brought back memories of my trip to Paris earlier this year. Notre Dame is a family fave - my daughter is quite taken by the gargoyles :)

    Cheers!

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  6. @Manreet - The plan for the evening was to climb all the way up to the top and take pictures of gargoyles. Since they are renovating that part of the church, it was closed at 3:15pm on Christmas day.

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  7. I remember reading somewhere that the best place in the world is 'inside a book'... this post reminded me of that.

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  8. @IndianHomeMaker - Interesting...as that was not my primary intention. :)

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