Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture anywhere, and it is one of the largest and most well-known churches in the world. Known as Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris), it is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris. It contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris, a reliquary, which houses some of Catholicism's most important relics, including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.
This exquisite stained glass window is the North Rose Window, one of 3 rose windows in the cathedral (the others the East Rose and the South Rose), so named because of the rosettes in the design.
I think it must be one of the most visited cathedrals in the world. I shared it that day with about 10,000 of my closest friends......
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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