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.
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.
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.
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?
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