Monday, October 13, 2008

On Top Of Notre Dame

The climb up Notre Dame Cathedral was one of the most dizzying moments for Nee, not because of the height, but because of the never ending, winding steep steps. It took us about 10-15 minutes, with pauses in between to catch our breath, to reach the top & it felt like forever. But of course when we got up there, the view was really worth the climb.

The Hunchback must have had really big lungs. And small feet.































These are the small doors that lead to the bell in the South Tower. Nee couldn't be bothered to enter in anticipation of another possible climb.



The bell was hoisted up with ropes & installed in 1682 & has been there ever since. The bell weighs a whopping 13,000 kg. Based on my current weight, it'd be equivalent to 180 of me.

WARNING: Camwhoring approaching...

The Hunchback of Kuching in Notre Dame


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4 comments:

Philip's Dream Team said...

I always wonder how it is like at the top of Notre Dame, and the photos are so well taken to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks and keep travelling....

Greg Wee said...

Thanks for the kind words Eng Hean.

julia said...

I'm born and live in Paris but I never had the courage to climb up to the top! Thanks for showing me :)

Greg Wee said...

Sure julia. thanks for dropping by. The climb was quite alright cos it was enclosed. The only thing were the steep steps. you should try it someday. It's worth the climb.

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