Notre-Dame de Paris

My first port-of-call was the battered hulk of Notre-Dame – its essential structure still finely intact, but its roof, clerestory windows and the glass of the rose window gone, its flying buttresses reinforced with what look like wood supports. It now seems slightly bonkers that contemporary architects were invited to put forward proposals for a new invention, when so much of it still survives, asking for sympathetic restoration:-

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  1. Fascinating to see Notre Dame : the UK press has given very little space to it. And Sainte Chapelle, one of the great glories of Paris. Thank you. You make the case for another book !

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