Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris by Yannik Hay

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  • 4th Placement in the Top Ten in the Cathedrals and Abbeys challenge in the All things Photographic group on the 2010-10-22
  • Featured in Alphabet Soup on 2012-12-06
  • Featured in Your Country’s Best group on 2011-06-23
  • Featured in All Things Photographic on the 2010-10-29

Historic Places in France:

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is listed with UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

_Notre Dame Cathedral “Our Lady of Paris” is a beautiful cathedral on the the Île de la Cité in Paris. Begun in 1163 and mostly completed by 1250, Notre Dame is an important example of French Gothic architecture, sculpture and stained glass.

The Notre Dame is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower with 13 million visitors each year.

The Notre Dame de Paris stands on the site of Paris’ first Christian church, Saint Etienne basilica, which was itself built on the site of a Roman temple to Jupiter.

Notre-Dame’s first version was a “magnificent church” built by Childebert I, the king of the Franks at the time, in 528, and was already the cathedral of the city of Paris in the 10th century. However, in 1160, having become the “parish church of the kings of Europe,” Bishop Maurice de Sully deemed the building unworthy of its lofty role, and had it demolished.

Construction on the current cathedral began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII, and opinion differs as to whether Bishop Maurice de Sully or Pope Alexander III laid the foundation stone of the cathedral.

Construction of the west front, with its distinctive two towers, began in around 1200 before the nave had been completed. Over the construction period, numerous architects worked on the site, as is evidenced by the differing styles at different heights of the west front and towers.

Between 1210 and 1220, the fourth architect oversaw the construction of the level with the rose window and the great halls beneath the towers. The towers were finished around 1245 and the cathedral was finally completed around 1345.

During the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV at the end of the 17th century the cathedral underwent major alterations, during which many tombs and stained glass windows were destroyed.

In 1793, the cathedral fell victim to the French Revolution. Many sculptures and treasures were destroyed or plundered; the cathedral was rededicated to the Cult of Reason and later to the Cult of the Supreme Being. Lady Liberty replaced the Virgin Mary on several altars. The cathedral also came to be used as a warehouse for the storage of food._ ref: sacred destination

Location: Paris, France
Date: 2010-09-29
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 2000 Hand Held
Shutter: 1/15 sec.
Aperture: F/2,8
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@22mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Very impressive Yannik!

  • Oh, thank you very much Rosie, I’m pleased that you like it and that it turned out this well, even with an iso of 2000 and hand held. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    GREAT WORK!!!!!

  • Thank you very much dear Vitta and for the fav :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Spot on Sis

  • Thank you very much dear bro, always great to have your insight :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Brilliant under those conditions!!

  • Thx dearly Rosie :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    I like this kind of photo’s, very beautiful done Yan!

  • Thank you so much dear Ellen for the compliment. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    Magnificent! What beautiful architecture! Great pov and capture of lights!

  • Hi Joanne, thanks greatly for the compliment. We had a great time discovering romantic Paris :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thx for admitting it to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Cathedral capture of one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Europe together with the Minster in York :) so well done!

  • Thx greatly Patjila for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for admitting my work to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for admitting it to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

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