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Wish You Were Here Postcards – Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

09/07/2014 | By

Construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral was begun in 1163 and the building wasn’t finally completed until the mid 14th century. It has weathered riots, revolutions and war and has been broken, but not beaten – still standing proudly on the Ile de la Cite in the heart of Paris. It has three large portals across the front, giving access to the church through these enormous, heavy and ornate doors which still boast original 13th century iron-work.

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  1. InTolerant Chef

    So much nicer than the stainless steel and glass monstrosities that grace our modern cities!

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love that church but I’ll admit that the first time I visited I thought it was the nastiest place with all the candle carbon all over the walls. I wanted to get a brush and start cleaning. It IS beautiful with so many nooks and crannies to explore.

  3. Hotly Spiced

    It’s so amazing to me, that a building of such a grand size and such towering height could have been built all those centuries ago. I wonder what the occupational, health and safety laws were at that time! xx

  4. My Kitchen Stories

    It is just incredible isn’t it. To think it has been there all that time and can still make you feel breathless when you see it.

  5. Jamie

    I went to Paris last year to spend a couple of days with an American friend and her family… and we did the whole sightseeing thing and for the first time in years I got to visit Paris and her monuments as a tourist. And I fell in love with the city again. Notre Dame is always beautiful.