In all my visits to Paris over the years I have never seen Notre Dame without scaffolding. It is normally the building itself that is covered in scaffolding but this time as you can see it was in front of the building. A temporary structure is being built for the Cathedral’s anniversary celebrations next year, it will allow visitors to see the front of the building and its features more easily.

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 8th 2012

14 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 32 – Notre Dame”

  1. jamsodonnell says:

    It’s a beautiful cathedral

  2. rusty duck says:

    They’ve made a good job of the restoration.

  3. scaffolding or not … still a beautiful building

  4. Claude says:

    I know that cathedral as if I had built it. I read so much about it in French literature. I even wrote a poem about my trip to Paris…Yet, I have never been there! It’s lovely, Cherie, to revisit Paris with you. Merci de tout coeur!

  5. Ginnie says:

    Now that you mention it, Cherry, you’re right. Next year might be the time for us to go back!

  6. james higham says:

    One of the great buildings of the world.

  7. Next year?
    How old will it be next year?

    • CherryPie says:

      I am sure inside it said the 900th year celebrations which doesn’t quite add up… The cornerstone was laid in 1163.

      I do wish I had remembered to photograph the sign that gave all the information about the celebrations. I can’t find anything on the internet…