|Notre Dame, Paris|
Enter a building like the Notre Dame in Paris though and you wonder if we have progressed or gone backwards in the 900 years since it was built.
The building was begun in 1163 and if you consider the tools the builders had at their disposal in the 12th century, the building of such structures surely beats anything we can manage today.
Build something beautiful and people will want to come and see it. The queue stretches right down the large square in front and yesterday morning when I was there it was wet and blowing a gale.
|Notre Dame in the wind|
Across the road is a warren of back streets with trinket shops and restaurants offering set price menus.
many glass windows are as beautiful as those of it's more famous neighbour. They are also closer to eye level so easier to see.
|Notre Dame window|
|Notre Dame: The north transept rose|