HD photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris - Page 1
When on holiday in Paris you will no doubt want to visit some of the tourist attractions around the city, and one very popular attraction we took high definition photos of was the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, which has some very impressive gothic architecture including the flying buttress system, statues like the gargoyles and the world famous stained glass Rose Window, plus Notre Dame is still a place of worship with masses held daily.
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This photo shows the front of Notre Dame Cathedral with its twin bell towers and main entrance doorways
Photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris that are taken of the front with its two impressive towers are probably the most recognisable of this famous Gothic church, and as you can tell from this image, it is still a very popular tourist attraction in the city, both for those on holiday as we were and also for those on a pilgrimage, and in fact, Notre Dame de Paris has over 13 million visitors every year.
Picture showing Notre Dame Cathedral with its South side gardens next to the River Seine
Here you can see a high definition photo of Notre Dame Cathedral that we took from a bridge over the River Seine, and in this image you can see parts of the East and South sides, the south being closest to the river bank with the trees, plus you can see the spire that was designed by Violet Le Duc in the 1800s and the famous flying buttress supports that just add to this impressive gothic architecture.
Photo showing the stained glass south Rose window at Notre Dame Cathedral
On a lovely day as we were walking through the Square Jean XXIII we took this photo of the Notre Dame Cathedral showing the amazing and incredibly large South Rose window, along with some of the flying buttress supports, which was a major innovation in its time, especially considering that this monument was celebrating 850 years in 2013.
Close up photo of the statues and sculptures next to the South Rose window at Notre Dame
You will find numerous different sculptures and statues on the Notre Dame Cathedral with many depicting religious figures, but it was not until we were looking more closely at this image, that we noticed there was a statue of what looks like a dragon or mythical creature that is perched on top by the roof, that we never even realised was there when we took this photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
HD Photograph showing the back of Notre Dame with the fountain of the virgin in Square Jean XXIII
As we were standing in a part of the Square Jean XXIII we took this high definition photo of the Fountain of the Virgin with the Notre Dame Cathedral in the background, both of which are in a Gothic style architecture, and as you can see, the flowerbeds with the colourful flowers in full bloom really add to the beauty and tranquility of this area, especially on a beautiful summers day.
Close up photo showing some of the flying buttresses on Notre Dame Cathedral
We took this photo to try and show a close up of some of the impressive gothic architecture that went into the design of the Notre Dame Cathedral and this is the opposite end of this monument in Paris, the back, where you can see some of the flying buttresses supports, the stained glass windows and the spire against a backdrop of a lovely blue sky.
Picture of statues and the Gargoyles that sit at the ends of the flying buttresses on Notre Dame
With its fine architecture and its details, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has so many surpirses wherever you look, and this is a photo we took showing a clock along with the Gargoyles at the ends of the flying buttresses that stretch out from the side of the building allowing water to fall away from its walls, yet many people get these mixed up with the chimera, that are the statues positioned as decorations.
Close up HD photo of Gargoyle on one of the flying buttresses at Notre Dame Cathedral
This close up photo shows one of the gargoyles that are located on the edge of Notre Dame Cathedral, yet these unusual stone statues are not just there for show, because, as you can see in the image, there are gutters on top of the flying buttresses which were designed to allow the rain water to come down and then travel through the mouth of these gargoyles well away from the building itself.
Close up photograph of apostle statues on the roof next to the spire at Notre Dame
When we first saw these statues on the Notre Dame Cathedral that are mounted on the roof next to the spire of this famous monument we were surprised, but wanted to try and see more of them, so we decided to try and take a close up photo to show some of the twelve apostles, which is what you can see in this image.
This picture shows the Gallery of Kings statues above the doorways on the front of Notre Dame
This is a photo we took that shows a close up of some of the statues located on the Western facade of the Notre Dame Cathedral above the portals, doorways, that are known as the Gallery of Kings, and although these were destroyed during the French Revolution, Violet Le Duc restored these during the 1840s, however, far more recently, fragments of the originals have since been discovered.
Photo showing the Eastern side of Notre Dame Cathedral
Here you can see a part of the Eastern side of the Notre Dame Cathedral that shows some of the beautiful stained glass windows and the famous flying buttress, yet if you look closely at this high definition image, you can also see some of the Gargoyles protuding from the edge of the building that allow rain water to shed away from the building, so as not to cause damage this Gothic masterpiece.
This picture shows the South side of Notre Dame along with its famous stained glass Rose window
While standing within the garden called the Square Jean XXIII that was completely redesigned and laid out in the 1800s after the Archbishop's palace was destroyed, we took this photo showing the famous South Rose Window at Notre Dame, which has a very impressive diameter of over 13 metres and the North Rose Window is also the same size, yet you can also see the two recognisable towers of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Cathedral South side with its Spire
There is so much to admire and discover while walking around Notre Dame, and even though this Catholic cathedral has already celebrated its 850th birthday, some things are far more modern, like the spire that you can see here, which was designed by Eugene Emmanuel Viollet Le Duc in the 1800s which is over 93 metres and surrounded by copper statues of the 12 apostles.
HD photo showing the South Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral that holds the famous Emmanuel Bell
This is a HD photo we took looing up at the right hand side tower, which is known as the south tower and holds the famous Emmanuel bell that was recast in the 1600s and weighing in at over 13 tons, it has recently been restored, and you would normally see these towers from the Parvis, but as you can tell from this picture, there is even a statue of a bishop located in a recess on the south side.
Notre Dame South Tower with its statues
In this photo you can see some of the statues on Notre Dame de Paris, yet also in the picture is the top of the spire with its rooster on the top, which you can just about make out, and according to the official website of the Catholic church, it is a spiritual lightning rod that holds three religious relics including a part of the Crown of Thorns that were placed there in 1935.
Photo showing some of Notre Dame Cathedral flying buttresses on the south side
Now this photo shows some of the flying buttresses on the Notre Dame de Paris, and even though this Gothic cathedral was not meant to have these exterior supports, due to the walls being thin and starting to push outwards, these were incorporated into the design around the choir and nave and were one of the first buildings in the world to have this kind of architectural support aspect.
Notre Dame Cathedral South side facing the River Seine
We managed to take this photograph of the Notre Dame de Paris, which translates to Our Lady of Paris, showing its impressive Gothic architecture surrounded by greenery, that is enjoyed by the millions of tourists and pilgrims each year who visit this famous monument on the Ile de la Cite Island.
Close up HD photo of the Spire at Notre Dame Cathedral
This high definition photo shows the spire at Notre Dame, yet when we looked closer at the picture we realised that there is actually a clock and a stone statue of an eagle, not forgetting the copper statues that represent the apostles with symbols of the four evangelists.
This photo shows the Ile de la Cite Island roads around Notre Dame Cathedral
In this photo that we took right near the end of the Ile de la Cite island before you would go to the Ile Saint Louis, you can see the Eastern side of the Notre Dame Cathedral and a part of the well kept gardens.
View of Notre Dame Cathedral with the River Seine running along the South side this Gothic Church
Just walking along the banks of the River Seine can provide some fantastic views of the Notre Dame Cathedral, and here in this photo you can see the very front with its two towers that hold the bells including the famous Emmanuel Bell, and in fact, there are also tower visits available at Notre dame Cathedral.
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