Photographer's Note

This is one of the three portals on the facade of Notre Dame in Paris, France. Notre Dame sits on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité.

This portal is The Portal of the Last Judgement and is the center of the façade. Jesus is represented welcoming us while Mary and Saint John pray for men. Below is a depiction of the Resurrection, and the middle portion shows the weighing of the souls, where the chosen people are taken to heaven by angels, and the others, who did not choose to love God and their fellow man, are taken to hell by demons. On each side, the largest statues represent the twelve apostles framing Christ, who stands between the two doors on a central pillar called the trumeau.

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