Peter Kun Frary | Photographer
Notre Dame Door Details • Paris, France
Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM
Notre Dame de Paris is a colossal Gothic cathedral on the eastern part of the Île de la Cité in Paris, France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris and is considered among the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII, and was completed in 1345. This massive and highly decorated structure was built with hand labor, so nearly 200 years of construction isn't so unreasonable.
The extensive door decorations are mind-boggling. Gothic ornamentations appear to have Asian and Middle Eastern influences and are a world apart from the ornamentations found in Renaissance and Baroque churches.
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