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Sunday, November 25, 2012

" the majestic Notre Dame "


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this is the back view of the church

My prayers have finally been answered.
Me and dear Pepperoni were looking forward to see the Notre Dame,
I, being more excited than ever, can't wait to marvel at its structure,
visit the gargoyles and
gape at the gleaming rose window.
so, that's the first thing we did when we landed.
okay, we strolled down a few blocks first before we head here.

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Unfortunately,
the places i've been dreaming to see for the longest time
turned out to be the biggest disappointment.

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It was 6-ish p.m. or thereabouts when we arrived.
The place, still filled with tourists,
everyone clearly wants a piece of Notre Dame as a memento.
Seeing the line to get inside made me feel tired already,
but thankfully, we don't have to wait that long.

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A mass was being held during that time,
so a mixed of local churchgoers and more tourists abound inside.
The interiors looked solemn and very imposing,
It was quite dark thanks to a handful of flickering candles and incandescent lights.
a priest was in the middle of his sermon and
fragrant smell coming from the incenses.
It's hard to get a close up look without bumping someone's elbow or head,
but again, who was I to complain as i'm a tourist myself. ^0^
The crowd got thicker and the space got thinner,
and I was beginning to feel dizzy.
I had the urge to leave but couldn't because the area was
barricaded for a one way trail, thereby only for one entrance and one exit.

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I thought to myself:
why not re-visit the whole thing in the morning instead.
which was our first plan really.
to wake up early, have a great start,
But of course,
we never had that chance again.
we woke up late, thanks to sore feet and jet lag.
The next day,
our laid out plans turned out to be a different one.
Despite my ambitious drive to see everything in a jiffy,
I was still able to appreciate its glorious beauty.

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here I am still flashing a big smile. ^0^

ps: photos were taken in either Canon (yellowish-orange) or Nikon ( brownish)

* where was this *
Notre Dame
Paris
4th arrondissement

3 comments :

  1. Wow! Grand sights! I saw it during the day.

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  2. hey, you look like Pia Guanio there! loved the big smile.

    great captures, thoroughly enjoyed. :)

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  3. cher:
    haha! i'll take that as a compliment. ^0^

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