Notre Dame Gargoyles

The gothic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was begun built in 1163 AD and continued to the early 14th century, with further modifications made in the 17th and 18th century. From the French revolution in 1789 and until 1802 the Notre Dame was taken from the Roman Catholic Church and some of the art work was destroyed, most notably 28 statues in the Gallery Of Kings.

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

The Notre Dame Cathedral has 69 meters high twin towers, is 40 meters wide and covers 4800 square meters on the Île de la Cité in the Seine River in the middle of Paris.

A cat-like gargoyle at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A slender gargoyle on the Notre Dame Cathedral

Two gargoyles, one without a head, on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Unfortunately little attention has been given to the Notre Dame gargoyles during the renovations and reconstructions. Several of the gargoyles on the Notre Dame are severely withered and some only have the central rain pipe left.

A male with a hat gargoyle on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A gargoyle which has lost the top of its head

A winged dog style gargoyle on the Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Gargoyles from the Stephansdom in Vienna, Austria

 


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