Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos of Notre Dame

There are some excellent photographs of Notre Dame at The Guardian. And here I am in 1971.

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  1. Amazing photo of you with the gargoyles, that's a classic.

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    1. Thanks! I was 23. Also, you may see I was in my ee cummings phase. I didn't use any capitals for years. haha

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  2. I was 26 that year, but I didn't see Notre Dame until Easter weekend 1974. Last night was heartbreaking for millions.

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    1. I'm happy to know when you were there! And, yes, you are so right.

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  3. Overwhelmingly tragic! Probably everyone whoever viewed Notre Dame in person, as I was blessed to do in 1965, is searching for their photos this morning. Glad you founds yours and thanks for posting ... (ee cummings indeed!)

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    1. Thank you for telling me when you were there! Yup, me and ee. ;<)))

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  4. Thank you. You and the grape eating gargoyles.

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  5. I visited Notre Dame in 1971, very sad to learn what's happened. Nan, love your header pic - beautiful dog.

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    1. I take it that it wasn't July 16, or you would have said so. That would have been quite amazing. Lucy says thank you for the compliment!

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  6. So very sorry about Notre Dame - it's tragic. I love your hair though - long and red and very appropriate for the time. Wonder how many of us had long hair at that time - I did - ha!

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    1. We didn't even think about how wonderful our hair was then!

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  7. What a lovely photo of you with your gorgeous locks! I have never been to Paris, but I learned all about "flying buttresses" when studying the Notre Dame Cathedral in an art history course many years ago. I've always longed to see it in person.

    Rod and I both love the photo of Lucy on your porch!

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    1. Thanks, Les. I cut it a few years later. It just became too heavy! Maybe Paris should be your next trip, though you couldn't bring the camper. haha Yes, Lucy does photograph well!

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  8. Been to France several times but never yet been to Paris. Should have made the effort when we were younger as Hubby is not as mobile as he used to be. Love the photo, Nan!

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    1. And I've been only to Paris. For a week. I'm not awfully "mobile" either with this bad knee, but I still dream of going to Oxford. My traveling dreams are always of England.

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  9. How lovely to see you there in 1971! You look to be about my age or just a wee bit older. In 1971, I graduated from high school and started my freshman year at college.
    So glad you were able to really experience Notre Dame.

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  10. Extraordinary how the world and things that occur link up, isn't it? I often have a holiday in France, but have only been to Paris once, and never to Notre Dame. My home town is Salisbury, Wiltshire, and it too has a great cathedral - I watched the burning and tried to imagine what it would be like if that burned. Thanks for the pic... I would have been 24 that year, and had not yet met the love of my life!!!

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    1. How I would love to say "I often have a holiday in France" !!!! So you are just one year older than I am!

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    1. I can't seem to find an answer about the gargoyles. Here is an interesting piece about them: https://meaww.com/the-gargoyles-of-notre-dame-purpose-behind-mysterious-creatures-that-adorn-the-cathedrals-exterior

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  12. You little cutie. You are lucky to still have pictures and postcards of your trip.

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  13. I saw this post before but must have gotten called away before I could comment! I love the postcard you wrote back then. Thanks very much for sharing it. It sounds just like you. Isn't it funny, it is true we have our own voice with our writing. Happy Mother's day to one of my favorite ladies! xx

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