The Sunday Traveler ~ Notre Dame, Angels in Infinity

 

 

He looks around, around; he sees angels in the architecture spinning in infinity, He says, “Amen!” and “Hallelujah!” ~ Paul Simon

Walking through Notre Dame, though crowded with people from all over the world, I felt as if I was the only person there; lost in the art, the architecture, seeing those angels spinning in infinity.

I do believe that one walks into this church amidst the crowds and dissolves into oneself, to absorb the incredible works of art, and to pray. Alone or together in the way you alone can pray, with whatever your prayer is.

The immensity of this church is unimaginable. One knows this cathedral is large from reading information prior to going. And then you walk in. It’s larger than whatever you might have imagined.

Two and a half hours here skimmed the surface. I’ll be back.

Until next week, when The Sunday Traveler will take you elsewhere within this great city

 

 

 

 

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About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. I am a retired nurse case manager. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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19 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Notre Dame, Angels in Infinity

  1. Such a lovely post Angeline 🙂 .. warmth and beauty abound. How easy to feel alone in this space, totally absorbed. Thank you

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  2. atkokosplace says:

    Gorgeous! I can only imagine what it all must look like in the real! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. The golden glow on the columns provides a beautiful framework for the marvelous stained glass windows. What an experience for you. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
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  4. Beautiful! What a glow within those walls. And I love the last quote.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, K. The lights within along the perimeter provided that wonderful perfection and glow. That last quote I found in a book on the shelves of my Texas friends who lived in France. After you and i first talked about the possibility of this trip, I pulled a book on Paris from my friends collection and opened the book to this quote. That was my sign to say yes.

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  5. Lana says:

    Fab x I love Paul Simon’s lyrics too!

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  6. Lovely at night as well as day.

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  7. Leya says:

    A beautiful tour of a very beautiful cathedral – thank you, Angeline!

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  8. Some wonderful photos Angeline. One day I’ll get to actually go inside!
    Alison

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