Saturday Snapshot: Quasimodo’s View of Paris

I’ve been reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo this week, so naturally I have the cathedral on the brain.  I already shared some photos in a previous Saturday Snapshot, though, so I had to come up with a new angle…like the view.

Notre Dame Views (2)The Seine and the Eiffel Tower, from one of Notre Dame’s towers.  I got lots of pictures of the Eiffel Tower and walked under it–I didn’t go up in it, because I was already planning to get the view from Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Views (3)This may look like a complete muddle of rooftops, but look for the gold statues near the center, with the blue dome behind them.  That’s the Opera Garnier, and what photography doesn’t manage to capture is how gloriously those statues seem to shine, even from a distance, even on a cloudy day.

Notre Dame Views (1)And this is not a view from the towers, but it is on a street a block away…  I wonder what Victor Hugo would think?

Visit West Metro Mommy for more Saturday Snapshots.  Have a great weekend!

13 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: Quasimodo’s View of Paris

  1. It’s past Saturday, but I’m so behind in visiting all the Sat. Snapshot posts. I’ve seen a lot of Paris photos, and been there too just a few years ago, but these Quasimodo’s views are quite something. Also, thanks for visiting Ripple Effects.

  2. I’ve been to Paris three times now, and been stymied each time at trying to see that view. It’s so famous of course, iconic even. I’ve even been in the queue a few times to go up. One day I’ll see it, one day. I’ve seen many other views of Paris of course- and have one of them on Saturday Snapshot this week.

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