The gargoyle of Notre Dame and the Paris sunset
Peering down from Notre Dame, this gargoyle keeps a watchful eye on the city as he enjoys a Paris sunset. Anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Notre Dame has seen these creatures. What is the purpose of Notre Dame’s gargoyles?
Some say the gargoyles are an example of all creatures in God’s creation. Others believe the gargoyles to be the symbolic struggles of good vs evil. Gargoyles at Notre Dame weren’t part of the original construction. Their presence may be more practical than anything else as they serve as drains to keep water from running down the walls of the cathedral.
Whether it’s a gargoyle of the hunchback of Notre Dame, Notre Dame’s hideous creatures may get the best views of Paris. On a Fall evening, the sun sets over a cloudy sky as the Eiffel Tower stands guard over the city. Regardless of whether you think these gargoyles are ugly or beautiful, you have to admit they have a great view of a Paris sunset.
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A new series – Travel photo of the week
As I look to become a better travel photographer, I will be showcasing a travel photo of the week. Travel photos are a great way to inspire people to travel.
Photography is an important part of any traveler’s journey. Whether you’re a professional or just an amateur photographer who wants to take better photos when you’re on vacation, the travel photo of the week will showcase beautiful places around the world and inspire others to go and see these places for themselves.
I want to show you how you can travel more. However, I also want to make travel photography simple for travelers. Along with the travel photo of the week, you will find photo tips and helpful guides on becoming a better photographer.
Travel photography tip - A photo isn’t about beautiful colors or the subject. For better travel photos, change your angle or capture the photo from a different perspective (like a Paris sunset through the eyes of a gargoyle).
What better way to kick of this travel photo of the week series than with a Paris sunset! Even gargoyles can appreciate the view from the top of Notre Dame. For the next few weeks in the travel photo of the week, we will focus on the beautiful city of Paris – the City of Light.
Have you ever taken a photo from the top of Notre Dame? What’s the best spot to get a photo of a Paris sunset?