Trip Start Oct 19, 2012
8Trip End Oct 26, 2012
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I had a few hours before check in to my room so I surveyed the map and headed down to see the Notre-Dame Cathedral. I found it hard to encapsulate this building. The sheer size and intricate architecture is a lot to take in
As I walked in the first thing I did was look up. The ceiling to this Cathedral is so high up. Then you notice all the super cool stain glass windows. The windows sort of stand out because of the fact that is so dark within Notre Dame. Even with the man mad lighting its still hard to see anything inside the Cathedral. Without the man mad lights its like you're walking around in a very dark room where the only thing you can see are candles and the stain glass windows. The most famous stain glass window is the North Rose Window. This a 13th century stained glass window depicting the Virgin encircled by figures from the Old Testament.
A fun fact about this Cathedral was that it was built on top of a Roman Temple
As I walked around the grounds of the Cathedral and across the river you notice a lot of people selling all sorts of trinkets, old books, CD's and paintings all up and down the river. As I walked passed these vendors I sort of wondered who bought all this stuff. Most of it seemed like junk or just really out of date antique books. Then I thought well someone must be buying this stuff because there are a lot of people selling these antique books.