notredame

Victor Hugo believed that the printing press killed beautiful architecture, that when people started writing their stories in books they stopped carving them in buildings.  I am reminiscing about my Paris trip taken several years ago, particularly the afternoon we spent just sitting outside of the magnificent Notre Dame taking it all in: the hand-carved statues and gargoyle rain spouts, the magnificent flying buttresses, the intricately detailed ornamentation… As much as I love books, I do believe Hugo was onto something.

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