Photo Essay – The Gem of Reims

 

Ingrid and I have been in this area before, so this time we visited places we somehow ignored the first time. Like the Notre-Dame cathedral of Reims.

The cathedral is one of the most important Gothic buildings in Europe. The interior is overwhelming; the cathedral is 138 m long and 38 m high in the center.

The rose windows – in all the colors of the rainbow – are a real treat for the eyes.

The rose windows were a good occasion for Ingrid to test her new 75 – 300 mm lens. Anyway, this cathedral was built in the 13th century and was the place where many French kings were crowned. Nowadays, it’s one of the most popular touristic attractions of Reims. You can visit the cathedral 7 days a week, from 7.30 to 19.30, except during masses. There is no entrance fee.

2 Comments

  • unclerave February 25, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Impressive! Reims must not be too far from Paris then? — YUR

    Reply
    • larsj March 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      No, about 2 – 3 hours by car.

      Reply

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