Inside Notre Dame.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame (AD 1163) in Paris. Notre Dame is the second largest church in the world, second only to St. Peters in Rome.
The South Rose Window in Notre Dame.
One of the famous gargoyles at Notre Dame.
Another of the famous gargoyles at Notre Dame, with Joe in the background.
The city of Paris, from the top of Notre Dame.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame.
We ended up at the Eiffel Tower on our first night in Paris.
The Arc de Triomphe, built by Napolean in 1805 following his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.
From the top of the Arc de Triomphe, looking west along the Champs-Elysees towards La Defense.
From the top of the Arc de Triomphe, looking east (into the sun) along the Champs-Elysees towards the Musee du Louvre.
Ed on top of the Arc de Triomphe with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
The Musee du Louvre with I.M. Pei's famous (and controversial) pyramid entrance. The pyramid was added in 1989.
One of the 15 stained glass panels at Sainte-Chappelle.
Another of the stained glass panels at Sainte-Chappelle.
The upper chapel at Sainte-Chappelle. The 15 stained glass windows are more than 50 feet high and depict more than 1,000 scenes from both the Old and New Testament.
The city of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 as part of the Paris World's Fair. It's a lot bigger than it looks -- in fact, it was the tallest structure in the world until the Empire State Building opened in 1931.
Joe outside the Palace of Versailles.
Inside the Palace of Versailles, in the Hall of Mirrors.
The gardens outside the Palace of Versailles.
Ed (left) and Joe (right) with the Gardens of Versailles behind us.
The Palace of Versailles (home to King Louis XIV, XV, and XVI during the latter part of the 17th century).
Sacre-Couer in (Montmarte) Paris, France.
Little Orsino again...
Opera de Paris Garnier (The Paris Opera House, AD 1862), setting for the famous Phantom of the Opera.
Le Musee National D'Arte Moderne (Museum of Modern Art), also known as The Pompidou Center. What you see is not scaffolding but the actual design of the building.