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Vive l’Eglise Catholique!

Recently, I had a chance to include two French cities during a trip to Europe:  Paris and Vienne.  The former included a much anticipated visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, the ancient site on the Ile de la Cite situated on the Seine River.  I spent about an hour on a self-guided tour under the church in the preserved archeological site, then a couple of hours in the church proper.  Massive, beautiful, moving.  Surprisingly (to me), visitors were allowed into the church in tourist mode during Mass, thankfully sans talking and flash photography.  The pics in the body of this post below were taken with

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