It's been one year since since our beloved Cathedral de Notre Dame caught fire in Paris, France. This post is dedicated to her splendor and majesty! (click picture or link below to read more).
If you love France as much as we do, you'll know exactly where you were or what you were doing when you heard the tragic news one year ago today that Notre Dame was on fire. The images we saw that day were gut wrenching, as we all feared one of the most famed and beloved landmarks in the world could be lost. In the days that followed there was speculation that the damage was so severe that she could not be saved. Fortunately for all of us, the French are committed to saving her, and she will rise again after years of painstaking work.
From a historic standpoint, Notre-Dame de Paris, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral dating back to 1160. It is situated in the center of Paris on an island (Île de la Cité) in the middle of the Seine River in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral was consecrated to the Virgin Mary and is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
It is an engineering marvel with its pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress structures. Its enormous and colorful rose windows, and its abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.