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Notre Dame and La Cité
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:39:52 PM »
A long time ago, my hometown library had old National Geographics laid out for the taking by anyone who wanted one.  I grabbed quite a few that had stories and pictures that interested me.  I also picked up a few at other places I don't now remember.  (Those I didn't toss when we moved over the years are currently in my mom's basement.)

One of them had a story about Notre Dame and the islands of the Seine.  After the fire, I did some Googling to see if I could find out which issue that story was in and if that issue is available online.  Unfortunately NG's archives require paying for an account.  So I emailed my public library and asked if they had any deals for patrons.  They don't, but the librarian who answered me asked for details and found the story, which National Geographic has placed online due to the fire.  How convenient!

So here is the story with pictures from May of 1968.
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Re: Notre Dame and La Cité
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 10:43:45 AM »
Great gumshoe work, Geck.

Have to create account in order to read it.

I mean top entry:

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Re: Notre Dame and La Cité
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 03:17:24 PM »
It worked the first time just by giving them an email address.  Awwwwww!
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Re: Notre Dame and La Cité
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 05:27:47 PM »
What a wonderful find! This 800 year history of the cathedral (linked to from the main article) looks especially interesting:  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2017/05-06/notre-dame-de-paris/

What gorgeous photos.

Thanks, Jacob.

(Heinrich I couldn't figure out what you were talking about until I actually followed your link  ;D)
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Re: Notre Dame and La Cité
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 07:23:44 PM »
Alliteration is important to me.
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