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Notre Dame - South Tower gargoyle 94 views
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Notre Dame - North Tower gargoyle 73 views
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Notre Dame - North Tower gargoyle 68 views
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Notre Dame - North Tower gargoyle 164 views
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Notre Dame - rainbow87 views
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Notre Dame - South Tower gargolye and rainbow147 viewsAnd after we went in to see one of the bells in the south tower, a rainbow had appeared. It was all rather incredible; my cathedral "luck" still holding strong!
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Notre Dame - view of Paris148 views
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Notre Dame - view of Paris171 views
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Notre Dame - view of Paris90 viewsIt was blue sky when we entered the bell tower, but by the time we got up there, the weather had changed back to rain.
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Latin Quarter60 views
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Notre Dame - South Tower bell Emmanuelle58 viewsThe pedal mechanism used form 1851 to 1930. This reduced the number of men it took to ring from 16 to 8 (they would push down on the ends of the wooden beam, like a seasaw). It is now motorized.
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Notre Dame - South Tower bell Emmanuelle61 viewsAccording to the information plackard, all bells are baptised, this one is named Emmanuelle. Hoisted in 1682, it is 13,000 kg of bronze for the bell and 474 kg of of iron for the clapper; 2.61m diameter.
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