Our Lady of Paris
“Intricate ” is from the Latin word: intricatus
or the past particle of intricare , to entangle,
+ tricae “trifles” or complications.
Being a fan of history, one can’t help but
put herself in significant landmarks
and feel surreal. I may regret many things,
but from sixteen years ago, the first time
I came to see Notre Dame, the Cathedral
was closed for construction in preparation
for the millennium… I was absolutely infuriated!
I was so fortunate to be back 😍 !!!
The Notre Dame is THE archetypal
monument with a complicated historical conundrum.
The cathedral begun its construction in
the 1160’s and continued to the 13th century.
There were destructions, during the war,
historical interventions and more
modifications proceeded throughout
the next 14th century…
The stained glass windows elaborately
portray vivid, colors and sophisticated
designs. The rosette transept is mostly
Each section of the French Gothic Cathedral
has an intricate, detailed aspect beautifully
inspirational. Sadly, some of them are not
open to the public.
“History is an intricate web of timing,
people, circumstances, and serendipity,”
~ Don Rittner