The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress (arched exterior supports). The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave. After the construction began and the thinner walls (popularized in the Gothic style) grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral’s architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern.

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Notre Dame, Paris, France
Centre des monuments nationaux


  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Flowering Bulbs group group.

  • Thank you so much. It is always lovely to know that other people like your photos.

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much. It is always nice to get a feature.

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  • machka
    machkaover 3 years ago

    Outstanding work. Congratulations!

  • Thank you twice.

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  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much. Very nice to be featured.

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  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on it’s feature!

  • Thank you and thank you.

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  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 28/06/2011

    Keep the great work coming.

  • Thank you. Always lovely being featured.

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  • BronReid
    BronReidover 3 years ago

    beautiful spring view, well done! Bron

  • Thank you.

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  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful patterns and shapes!

  • Yes it is. I like the back of the cathedral much more than the front. You can’t fault a flying buttress.

    – RightSideDown

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