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Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris. It is the cathedral of the Catholic archdiocese of Paris: it is the church that contains the "cathedra", or official chair, of the Archbishop of Paris, André Cardinal Vingt-Trois. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

In 1160, because the church in Paris had become the "parisian church of the kings of Europe", Bishop Maurice de Sully deemed the previous Paris cathedral, Saint-Étienne (St. Stephen's), which had been founded in the 4th century, unworthy of its lofty role, and had it demolished shortly after he assumed the title of Bishop of Paris. According to legend, Sully had a vision of a glorious new cathedral for Paris, and sketched it on the ground outside the original church. To begin the construction, the bishop had several houses demolished and had a new road built in order to transport materials for the rest of the cathedral.

Construction began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII, and opinion differs as to whether Sully or Pope Alexander III laid the foundation stone of the cathedral. However, both were at the ceremony in question. Bishop de Sully went on to devote most of his life and wealth to the cathedral's construction. Construction of the choir took from 1163 until around 1177 and the new High Altar was consecrated in 1182 (it was normal practice for the eastern end of a new church to be completed first, so that a temporary wall could be erected at the west of the choir, allowing the chapter to use it without interruption while the rest of the building slowly took shape). After Bishop Maurice de Sully's death in 1196, his successor, Eudes de Sully (no relation) oversaw the completion of the transepts and pressed ahead with the nave, which was nearing completion at the time of his own death in 1208. By this stage, the western façade had also been laid out, though it was not completed until around the mid 1240s.

Over the construction period, numerous architects worked on the site, as is evidenced by the differing styles at different heights of the west front and towers. Between 1210 and 1220, the fourth architect oversaw the construction of the level with the rose window and the great halls beneath the towers. The most signifiant change in design came in the mid 13th century, when the transepts were remodelled in the latest Rayonnant style; in the late 1240s Jean de Chelles added a gabled portal to the north transept topped off by a spectacular rose window. Shortly afterwards (from 1258) Pierre de Montreuil executed a similar scheme on the South transept. Both these transept portals were richly embellished with sculpture; the south portal features scenes from the lives of St Stephen and of various local saints, while the north portal featured the infancy of Christ and the story of Theophilus in the tympanum, with a highly influential statue of the Virgin and Child in the trumeau. The cathedral was effectively complete by around 1345.

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Canon 40D, Tamron 17-50, ISO 200, F/11, HDR pano from 3 vertical sets of 6 photos (0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 sec)

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Did you know Los Angeles had a subway system? It has a pretty bad ass one actually.

Hopefully, by the time I am done... those of you that don't know how beautiful Los Angeles is will be among the converted.

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Found this little stone arch bridge on our way up to the Falls of Bruar in Perthshire, Scotland.

Sidhe is the Scottish (and Irish) name for fairies, or "people of the hills".

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The Hungarian Parliament Building is one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. Construction started in 1885 and was completed in 1904.

Budapest, Hungary 2012

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Bordeaux's Grand Theatre, South-Western France.
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Left: Clone Trooper Bones
Yep, probably one of the first most-worked-on minifigs I've ever made. The hard parts on beast were the skulls on his torso and his shoulder pads, but I was able to get pass that problem:D

Right: Rockjumper
Here is your first look at Rockjumper, I made him like about 2 years ago I think, but before I upgrade him, I'd like to let you guys see what he looks like right now

Bones by:icontodd-the-fox:

Rockjumper by:iconrockjumper-studios:
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Bordeaux's Grand Theatre, South-Western France.
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Matmata
Matmata was the location for scene in Star Wars film

17 May 2007, Tunesia, Matmata

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A vertical take of the Urban Ant farm,aka "Lloyds of London",ever so slender slightly off-kilter.
Annoyingly you only have to lift your butt to fart and you can ruin your carefully composed frame with a fisheye,not saying that was the case here,I was well behaved :flirty:

Have a good one,thanks for looking :thanks:



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Lloyds,
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