Notre Dame de Paris, France

This image shows the world famous French Gothic cathedral known commonly as Notre Dame, though there are many such churches with this prefix world wide.

Les Édition d’Art “YVON”, Paris, 15, Rue Manet

The description states:

PARIS… en flanant

4 Notre-Dame

et le Square de l’Arrevêché

–The latter statement translates to ‘the square of the Archbishopric, so described since the cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris.

On 15 April 2019, workers performing maintenance on the roof of the cathedral ignited a fire that quickly spread out of control among the ‘forest’ of 600 year old timbers, completely consuming the roof and causing the 19th century spire to collapse, piercing the interior ceiling and crashing to the floor of the transept. 

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before the rest of the structure was engulfed or compromised, but the ceiling will now need extensive repair and the roof will have to be completely reconstructed.

This image likely dates from the 1930s.

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