So there is a lot of beautiful art in Paris, we all know that. But even if you never went into a gallery or looked at a single painting, your eyes would be tired by looking at all the incredible buildings, made from stone and steel and glass, around every corner.
Really close to my hotel was the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Because it was so close, I had a chance to walk by it, or at least see it in the distance, every day I was in Paris. I could think of worse things to look at.
Inside is just as spectacular:
But then I climbed the stairs up to the top (thanks for the advice on this Mr. Dean Hersha) and saw some even more interesting things:
And probably my favorite pictures from up here were of the gargoyles looking out over the city:
I’ll show one picture of the Arch at night, but will talk about this in a future blog – but this is pretty cool:
I also visited the place where Marie Antoinette was held prisoner before she was killed. It is called the Concierge:
I even visited the Paris sewers, which some might say have a beauty about them, that is if you can stand the smell:
And then there is the grand daddy of them all – The Tower:
From up there you really appreciate that the impressive architecture spills out over the entire city, into the neighborhoods and all around. I know that we have some pretty cool art deco architecture in Battle Creek and have read the good news that the Heritage Tower is finally being restored. I can tell you that just being in a place whose look makes you wonder does affect your attitude. So was the case in Paris.