I know it has been almost six months since I was in Paris but I still have photos in my files that I haven't shared, or let's say I wasn't sure whether to share them, as the time never seemed right. Today the weather has been rainy and gloomy and it made me think of some of my Notre Dame photos.
Despite the magnificent Gothic architecture of the building, parts of it feel gloomy. To me some parts of it even seem a little creepy. Have you ever read The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo? Trust me, gloomy and creepy stuff!
Maybe the spirit of Quasimodo was lurking somewhere up there when I snapped these.
This last photo, taken on Place du Parvis Notre-Dame into Rue du Cloître Notre Dame, shows that in Paris there is always someone walking the dog, there is always someone buying flowers, and you can count on tourists almost everywhere with a map in hand or a camera. Or both.
photo credit: Lisa Hjalt - photos taken in October 2012