Photographer's Note

Notre-Dame Cathedral is in the centre of Reims and is a gothic masterpiece, built in the 13th century. French Kings have been baptized and crowned on the site since 498 and in 1429 Joan of Arc succeeded in getting the Dauphin crowned at Reims Cathedral, in total 26 French Kings have been crowned in Reims.

The catherdal is known for its many fine gothic statues, the most famous being that of "the Smiling Angel", which has become a symbol of the city.

In my picture he (she) is the one on the left.

Usually he (she?) is depicted alone, but for my picture I chose to feature him (her?) as part of a group. It seems to make more sense. Or do angels prefer to be alone?

I know angels are supposed to be gender-neutral, but calling this lovely smiling angel 'it' sounds like an insult to me.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2455 W: 34 N: 4464] (25009)
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