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On our short trip to Paris we stayed in the Latin Quarter in a nice hotel, this is a view from our window.
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On our short trip to Paris we stayed in the Latin Quarter in a nice hotel, this is a view from our window.
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Looking out the window the other way was this view...
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Looking out the window the other way was this view...
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Some parts of Paris have a fairytale look, just like these buildings along the river Seine, taken from one of the many bridges.
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Some parts of Paris have a fairytale look, just like these buildings along the river Seine, taken from one of the many bridges.
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One of the must-see places in Paris, the Notre Dame (Church of Our Lady).  A fabulous building and huge inside with lots of things to see.  We happened to be there during a Mass and sat in for some of it.  All in French of course!  It was only about a 10 minute walk from the hotel we stayed at.
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One of the must-see places in Paris, the Notre Dame (Church of Our Lady). A fabulous building and huge inside with lots of things to see. We happened to be there during a Mass and sat in for some of it. All in French of course! It was only about a 10 minute walk from the hotel we stayed at.
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One of the ceilings inside the Notre Dame, is has gold painted stars.  If you can bear the wait, download the full sized picture to see them properly.
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One of the ceilings inside the Notre Dame, is has gold painted stars. If you can bear the wait, download the full sized picture to see them properly.
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Stained glass window at Notre Dame, so intricate, so many, so little time!!
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Stained glass window at Notre Dame, so intricate, so many, so little time!!
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Notre Dame also had lots of paintings etc, here is one of them depicting some Saints.
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Notre Dame also had lots of paintings etc, here is one of them depicting some Saints.
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The front door of the Notre Dame.  All carved stone and a veritable work of art itself.
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The front door of the Notre Dame. All carved stone and a veritable work of art itself.
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We also went to the Museum of the Middle Ages, covering from about 1200-1600.  The most amazing exhibit was the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries which you will see a bit further down.  This place was also only about 10 minutes from the hotel!
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We also went to the Museum of the Middle Ages, covering from about 1200-1600. The most amazing exhibit was the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries which you will see a bit further down. This place was also only about 10 minutes from the hotel!
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In the Museum's courtyard was this sundial.  The building was originally a monastery we think.
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In the Museum's courtyard was this sundial. The building was originally a monastery we think.
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This building was, like the Notre Dame, very intricately carved and had gargoyles and heraldic shields everywhere.
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This building was, like the Notre Dame, very intricately carved and had gargoyles and heraldic shields everywhere.
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here's Rod playing tourist and trying hard to look French.
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here's Rod playing tourist and trying hard to look French.
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Another view of the Museum courtyard.
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Another view of the Museum courtyard.
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Our friends Steve and Fiona from NZ at the Museum with us.  Thankfully Fiona can speak more French than we can, it was very useful especially on the Metro and if we were all hungry...!
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Our friends Steve and Fiona from NZ at the Museum with us. Thankfully Fiona can speak more French than we can, it was very useful especially on the Metro and if we were all hungry...!
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A close up of the intricate carving on the building.
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A close up of the intricate carving on the building.
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Original chain mail from the middle ages.
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Original chain mail from the middle ages.
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Interior ceiling from the Museum of the Middle Ages.  It was hard to get the detail on a photo!
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Interior ceiling from the Museum of the Middle Ages. It was hard to get the detail on a photo!
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Many of the artefacts in the Museum are religous based.  This gold thingy depicts the last supper.
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Many of the artefacts in the Museum are religous based. This gold thingy depicts the last supper.
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We think this stained glass window example was originally in a church somewhere but not entirely sure if that is the case.
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We think this stained glass window example was originally in a church somewhere but not entirely sure if that is the case.
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A few more religious artefacts of note...
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A few more religious artefacts of note...
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