It’s Easter Sunday, and a beautiful warm and sunny day it is in Nuremberg. Family is coming and The Significant Other, enlisting my services, has the Lamb alla Pugliese in the oven. Life is good.
To cap my three part series about Notre Dame de Paris, I invite you to an Easter walk around the Old Lady, that hopefully one day will rise from the ashes and be restored to all its glory…..
Today we are talking just a stroll up to the West Facade and it’s magnificent portals, with views of the many medieval ornaments, statues and gargoyles on the facade.
The South Portal with the magnificent rose window, and views of the lost medieval lead roof and the spire.
View on the apsis from the church garden in the back.
Heading across the bridge to the left bank of the Seine river, the classic view of the Cathedral and the Bouquinistes (book and art vendors).
That’s the view from the roof platform of the Institute du monde arabe near the Sorbonne.
This monochrome photo of the bouquinistes and Notre Dame behind caps my little series about this iconic building that was so severely damaged by last week’s blaze.
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to visit it multiple times. It truly is one of the most amazing structures on this planet.
I wish I had had the opportunity to take my Olympus camera and my prime lenses into the church, which would have given me much better options to capture Notre Dame in all its splendor. Also, because I feel I would have captured it in a much diverse way today, as, compared to those seven respective ten year old images, my photographic style has much improved. Also in post processing. But those old files are jpg only that I saved as I processed them back in the days. Today, snapping only RAW and with non-intrusive Lightroom processing, I will always have my original RAW files to work with in the future.
In case you celebrate Easter, I wish you and yours a blessed holiday, to all others I simply wish a splendid weekend!