Wednesday, January 13, 2010

paris at your feet

{notre dame}

{winter wonderland}

{saint george}

{knock knock}

{melancholy gargoyle}

We loved exploring the cool, dark chambers of Notre Dame.... There is such a sense of peace within the walls. The normally boisterous tourists suddenly hush in awe of the vaulted ceilings and the beautiful rose window. It's always amazing to think of how many people have passed through those doors over the years. Kiwi and I decided to climb the 387 steps to the top of the towers... and it was well worth the hike. Even on a cloudy day we could see the Eiffel Tower in the distance and Sacre Coeur tucked away in the hills of Montmartre.

Victor Hugo said it best...
"All Paris was spread out at his feet, with her thousand turrets, her undulating horizon, her river winding under the bridges, her stream of people flowing to and fro in the streets; with the cloud of smoke rising from her many chimneys; with her chain of crested roofs pressing in ever tightening coils round about Notre Dame."

9 comments:

  1. Even more than I am smitten (from afar) with Paris, I am fascinated with the idea of Paris in the winter. I think you picked a magical time to go :)

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  2. wow such beautiful pictures!!

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  3. thank you for stopping by! i would love any suggestions....we are tossing ideas between greece and france but not so much in the bigger cities but are hoping to travel along the coast of france. did you get to travel there much.

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  4. Oh my heart! Norte Dame is...breath taking even in photos!

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  5. The Notre Dame is definitely one of my top Paris sites to visit! What gorgeous photos.

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  6. I love the last photo. My favorite. (:

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  7. how beautiful! i just got chills thinking of the beauty of Paris last time i went.
    xoxo alison

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  8. I took the same gargoyle picture when I was in Paris last year! I concur, it's an incredible place. So is Sacre Coeur. DIvine. Ah, Paris....

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