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Notre Dame de Paris (French for Our Lady of Paris), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris: that is, it is the church that contains the cathedra (official chair), of the Archbishop of Paris, currently André Vingt-Trois. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe. It was restored and saved from destruction by Eugčne Viollet-le-Duc, one of France's most famous architects. The name Notre Dame means "Our Lady" in French, and is frequently used in the names of Catholic church buildings in Francophone countries.
Notre Dame de Paris was one of the first Gothic cathedrals, and its construction spanned the Gothic period. Its sculptures and stained glass show the heavy influence of naturalism, unlike that of earlier Romanesque architecture.
Notre Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress (arched exterior supports). The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave. After the construction began and the thinner walls (popularized in the Gothic style) grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral's architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern.
The cathedral suffered desecration during the radical phase of the French Revolution in the 1790s, when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. During the 19th century, an extensive restoration project was completed, returning the cathedral to its previous state. Additionally, the cathedral houses the purported Crown of Thorns in its reliquary.
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bema (26333) 2011-01-23 10:27
Geia sou Nick, file mou..
a superb shot and nocturnal capture, like this golden light and ambienece, it fits perfectly with this impressive building, you show us here..
thanks for sharing, see you around, kalo vrady Bernd
COSTANTINO (54516) 2011-01-23 10:33
Gia sou file
as taxidepsoume apopsse sto pio omorfo
simio tis Gallias,tin fotismeni
Notre Dame de Paris,diskoli fotografia
omorfa fotismeni.me hrisafenies antanaklassis
katapliktiki nikterini fotografia
kalo sou vradi
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-01-23 10:40
It'a a masterpice there! TFS!
jaywalker (16095) 2011-01-23 12:13
Hi Nick, What a wonderful night photo with brilliantly managed light, you have kept the detail superbly & there is a rich golden tone, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
ciakgiak (30409) 2011-01-23 13:14
non sono affatto bravo nelle notturne, infatti non mi cimento, ma questa tua mi sembra un'autentica meraviglia. Complimenti.
ůUn caro saluto
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-23 14:23
a beautiful nocturnal photo with attractive composition and splendid details, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
sabermonajati (9325) 2011-01-24 2:37
amazing architecture and light you captured in night.
xanthos (76) 2011-01-24 23:42
φανταστικό πλάνο !!!!!
TopGeo (38202) 2011-01-25 11:10
Γειά σου Νίκο!
Τη διασημότερη θέση επέλεξες!! Το νυχτερινό φώς και τα εφφέ σε προτότυπα χρώματα! δίνουν στην Notre Dame μυστήριο και γοητεία! Σε ευχαριστώ! Καλήνύχτα!
JFS (32459) 2011-01-25 12:23
Great night shot! The Notre Dame looks great! I love Paris too!
Have a good night!
vasilpro (40933) 2011-01-25 13:38
Γεια σου φίλε Νίκο,
Να σου πω και από το ΤΕ ότι είναι μια πανέμορφη νυχτερινή λήψη με όμορφη απόχρωση και εξαιρετικό φωτισμό.
Καλό σου βράδυ, Βασίλης.
danos (85797) 2011-01-26 0:36
εξαιρετική η παρουσίαση αυτής της πλευράς της Notre Dame,με την Sepia απόχρωση να της προσδίδει μια ακόμη πιό μυστηριώδη και ονειρώδη ομορφιά.Η ποιότητα και παρουσίαση είναι πολύ καλή.
jhm (138280) 2011-01-29 0:33
The Notre Dame of Paris in a wonderful gold color.
Splendid enlightenment, really a wonderful presentation, we get few picture of these quality of a night picture.
Very well composition too.
Nice done, TFS.
ngk (2411) 2011-02-06 14:56
Γεια σου Νίκο!
Πολύ ωραία νυχτερινή λήψη. Εξαιρετικός ο φωτισμός!
- Copyright: NICK IFANTIS (ifanik) (21679)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-00-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Tamron AF 18-250 1:3.5-6.3 IF MACRO
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): *YOUR FAVORITES*, NIGHT, CHURCHES & BUILDINGS, Paris, ville lumičre, ville cosmopolite, PARIS 2010 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-23 9:57
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