Thursday’s Special: Of Light and Darkness

Notre Dame de Paris, one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, needs no particular introduction, and since this is my third post dedicated to it, I’ve decided to talk about music instead. This time I would like you to join me for a walk along Seine while listening to gothic, ethereal music by French neoclassical dark-wave group known as Dark Sanctuary. Click on the play button to hear Prelude from their album “De lumière et d’obscurité” (Of Light and Darkness).

Though disbanded in 2009, their legacy as one of the greatest bands in this musical style lives on.

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**About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘non-challenge’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. I invite everybody interested to join in. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions (no red tape whatsoever). The only thing required is to post a photo post on Thursdays entitled “Thursday’s Special: (your theme/title)” (as explained in my Thursday’s Special introductory post), to provide a link to my Thursday’s Special post, and to leave a link to your post in the comments section of my post. If you like Thursday’s Special widget, feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.




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Weekly Photo Challenge: MASTERPIECE

I’ve just come back from my 12 day trip to Lombardy, Italy and though I have seen quite a few masterpieces on my way, both man and nature-made, I will have to go with Paris for this one. The bellow photo shows the rosetta window of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. Hope to catch up with all of you soon. 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge: A Romantic Escape

In the shadow of the majestic Notre Dame there is a bridge known as Pont de l’Archevêché where people leave their love padlocks locked on the structure of the bridge. On May 3, hubby bought one of these, engraved our initials on it, chained it to the bridge, and tossed the key into the Seine. A street musician was playing one of my favourite chansons La bohème. It was the day when I took this sunset photo of Notre Dame, and without doubt the most romantic day on my trip.


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