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Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathdral at sunset

I have been to Paris three times and have spent almost 25 days there.  My favorite part of the city is the Notre Dame Cathedral.  While visiting, sometimes I would just sit in the little garden behind it and read or hang out.  Very nice.

I am sure you have all been watching/reading the news.  Such a terrible tragedy.

Here are just a few posts I have done on the city (I had over a half a dozen posts in 2015 alone):

Some Photos of Paris (photos) (2015)
Quick Sketch Notre Dame (pencil sketch) (2016)
Paris (2015)
Dreams of Paris – Prelude #9 (music) (2015)
Rue (poem) (2014)

Anyway, here are some photos I took over the three visits (2001, 2002, 2011).  Click on a photo for more detail.  This will also allow you to scroll through. Continue reading

Quick Sketch – Notre Dame

Notre Dame

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you’ve seen at least one post about my favorite city, Paris.  I’ve been there three times and have been in the city perhaps 20 to 25 days total.  The second time I was there I did some sketching.  It was fun to carry a sketch book around and just doodle.  I spent a lot of time drawing the rose windows of Notre Dame.  I filled pages of studies, but of course I can’t find them.  But then there is this sketch.  This is a study based on those original sketches plus a photo I took for reference.  I was planning a large scale very detailed drawing, but never got past this quick pencil sketch.  (I obviously didn’t use a straight edge for this sketch!)

I hope you enjoyed this bit of hand-drawn Paris!