17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Notre Dame before the fire

On a trip to Paris in March of 2019, 26 years after having last been there (having lived there when I was 21), I walked the entire city to experience it fully, and captured this photo of Notre Dame from the bridge which has always been my favorite angle from which to photograph it. Little did I know it would burn terribly, less than a month later.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Paris, France
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Laura Casteen