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A Time Before

As I was walking along the Seine river in Paris, France, when I came upon the most beautiful sight of the Notre Dame Cathedral. It was an over cast day and there was a brisk wind breaking the water in the Seine. As I was gazing upon the gothic cathedral, I got this extraordinary realization that I am looking upon a very historic building and just admiring every detail. I am incredibly grateful that I was able to see this amazing structure before its unfortunate fire. I did not expect this to be my favorite stop in all of Paris. It had it all, beauty, history, architecture, etc.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Paris, France
Camera: VS996
Copyright: © Veronica Ortiz