Reims Cathedral

Inside Reims Cathedral looking down a side isle with beautiful vaulted roof
Reims Cathedral has a beautiful vaulted roof.

The Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral has a very long history of damage, rebuilding and growth. Most recently it was shelled by Germans at the beginning of the First World War and the resulting fire damaged or destroyed important parts of the Cathedral.   Reconstruction began in 1919 and continues today.   Some of the stained glass is exceptional, I particularly liked the work by Chagall designed in 1974.

Chagall Stained Glass Reims Cathedral
Chagall Stained Glass Reims Cathedral

The Headless Lady amoungst the Lime Trees

The Headless Lady amoungst the Lime Trees

The Headless Lady amoungst the Lime Trees

From http://www.paris-walking-tours.com/jardindelintendant.html

Here, in the middle of this square formed by trees is found, standing alone, a somewhat disturbing statue, as well it was intended to be. In its simplicity it makes a powerful impression. It is a bronze statue and fountain of a headless woman who is holding her decapitated head in her own hands. Water issues from her severed neck and flows down her body.

It is the creation of the Belgian sculpture Nicolas Alquin. It was placed here on December 3, 1998, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of terrorism.

The statue was commissioned by the group S.O.S. Attentats (in English, ”Attentats” means Attacks, or Assaults). This French association was created for victims of terrorism by victims of terrorism. The S.O.S. Attentats sponsor epidemiological studies of the health risks posed by terrorist attacks. For further information on this association their website address, which can be viewed in English, is: http://www.sos-attentats.org

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Summer activities

Summer activities

Summer activities

Summer on the lawns between the Seine and Les Invalides. People come to play all sorts of sports and activities here which is nice but can get packed on a good day. In the distance you can see the Roof of the Grand Palais and bridge Alexandre III with its angels on the right.
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