Notre-Dame means Our Lady in French & during its time, it was a mega project which took forever to complete.
Construction started in 1163, & after passing through the hands of 4 architects, it was only completed in 1345.
The 3 main entrances are called portals for some reason; Portal of the Virgin, Portal of Last Judgement & Portal of St. Anne. It doesn't take a lot to guess that the second one would probably be the least popular.
A Portal sounds very sci-fi somehow. I don't exactly know which portal this was. It was the first one of the left. That could have very well been the Portal of the Virgin.
Note the intricate designs on the door. Oh, by the way, these are Gothic designs.
These should interest the dark Gothic teens if they ever find their way to this goody-goody, bright & happy food & travel blog.
It's strange. I would have thought that these were evil spirits trying to escape the power & clutches of the Holy Sanctuary, but instead, they were supposedly to be the protectors of the church.There's a reason why they're screaming like my secondary school teacher. You'd never have guessed it, they're actually there to drain out the rainwater which flows out of their mouths away from the building.
Besides going into the Cathedral, you could line up at the side & go up the towers to the top.
It was a quick line, plus there was also free entertainment in front of us at the expense of other tourists.
Oh look, a cute wittle girl trying to interact with the pigeon man. Awwww.
Little does she know that these things carry the bird flu...
... & their shit is poisonous.