Notre Dame Cathedral – Paris, France

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Cathedrale de Notre-Dame is one of the world’s most iconic and famous cathedrals. There are always crowds of people wishing to enter this landmark. It was founded in 1160 by Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris. It survived wars of religion and battles. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France at this cathedral.

Stained Glass Artwork

The Alter

After Bonaparte’s downfall, there was much looting and the cathedral fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. It was saved by Victor Hugo, as he campaigned for its restoration.

Rural Newfoundland and Labrador needs people like Victor Hugo, to fight to preserve aspects of our culture and history. We have very few pieces of architecture that would be more than 100 years of age, despite Newfoundland & Labrador having the oldest English settlement in North America.

Unique chandelier on display

It is up to us to promote new artists and also preserve the art of yesterday.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 30 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on March 19, 2011, in Vacations and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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