Another Paris icon

Six weeks ago today we landed in Paris, excited about our next scrappy adventure and extremely happy to be in one of my favourite cities. Our hotel, the Hotel Familia, is not far from the Notre Dame Cathedral Building History and within 10 minutes we found ourselves staring in awe at one of Paris’ architectural icons. Being so close to the cathedral it was rare that we went anywhere without getting a glimpse of the gargoyles and flying buttresses, thus resulting in me taking numerous photos at different times of day.

Australia was discovered by the English in the late 1700s and we have few buildings older than 150 years. Travelling in Europe and seeing buildings or monuments that are 700+ years old is an incredible experience for us and it is hard to imagine how builders and craftsmen achieved what they did without the technology and equipment available today.

I love the Notre Dame Cathedral, from all angles and especially when it is bathed in the golden light that a setting sun brings.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Another Paris icon

  1. BunKaryudo December 9, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    It’s such an iconic place. I’ve never been to Paris, unfortunately, but I’m bound to make it there eventually. 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies December 10, 2015 / 2:43 pm

      Paris has alot to offer whether you’re into shopping, museums, art, food, wine or just exploring the streets 🙂

  2. Sheila December 11, 2015 / 12:58 am

    These are so beautiful and I love how the changing light makes each photo look so different. I’ve only been to Paris once a long time ago. On the day we arrived, we walked to Notre Dame even though we were jet lagged and as we walked in, the congregation started singing. It was magical.

    • twoblackdoggies December 30, 2015 / 11:36 am

      Thank you, the light really is beautiful and it is amazing to see how much the colours change. I would go back to Paris every year if I could, at the least I would love to see Paris in each of the four seasons. Notre Dame is a special place, seeing it everyday made me feel as though I was coming home.

  3. janaline's world journey December 28, 2015 / 4:09 am

    So beautiful. I do hope that \i wil be able to explore Paris again somedayb as I only had 2 days, and didnt see the true “Paris” at all.

    • twoblackdoggies December 30, 2015 / 11:40 am

      I’ve been to Paris 3 times now and still feel as though I’ve only skimmed the surface, so much to see and experience. Can’t wait to return one day and I hope that you will return to Paris as well 🙂

  4. restlessjo December 30, 2015 / 4:11 am

    Such happy memories for us, Sam! Funny- we were down in Teesdale (chasing waterfalls 🙂 ) today and the subject of Paris came up when we were discussing food. 🙂 Doesn’t it always?

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