Peter Kun Frary | Photographer


Notre Dame Nave • Paris, France

 

Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

The Notre Dame de Paris is the largest nave I've seen. On the outer edges of the nave--beyond the columns--are numerous tombs, many fitted with chapels and stained glass. As I wandered along the outer edges of the nave, past many tombs, I noticed a dramatically lit rear view of a tomb reaper:

The columns form a natural frame while the cross and stained glass add welcome fore and background counterpoint. It was dark, crowded and difficult to take pictures. I had ISO cranked and my lens wide open.

My wife squeezed out a few frames of candle lighting hopeful in the side chapel:

After my time among the tombs, reapers and assorted dead bodies I escaped outside for fresh air and sunlight. Hordes of tourists pressed my flesh, gypsy women begged and pawed at me and I bolted for the metro. Here's a view of Notre Dame from the river:


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