The Second Day in Paris- Notre Dame, Conciergerie & Musee Rodin
|The Notre Dame|
|Stained Glass at Notre Dame|
|Ornate Door at Notre Dame|
|The Angels carved at Notre Dame|
Notre Dame is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. But once you stand in front of it, you can only say "Its massive!" Being a free entry site there are serpentine queues of tourists from a variety of countries. Their guides are sporting flags to keep their flock together. I spot the flags of Brasil, Korea and of course, China. The carvings on the exterior are exquisite, to say the least. The queue moves fast and in a few minutes, you are inside. The eyes take some time to adjust to the darkness. The stained glass is overwhelming. The soft lighting, enormous proportions, a pall of silence and the intricate architecture all help create an aura of sanctity inside and one does feel a sensation of piety, even if one is not a Catholic. On my way out I am spellbound by the rows of carvings of angels and the ornate door.
|The waters of the Seine pouring down a waterfall|
|Staircase at Musee Rodin|