Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nativitas Mariae

Catholics celebrate Mary's birthday today. I thought I'd put up this photo of Nôtre-Dame for the occasion.

Cornerstone laid: 1163
Western façade begun: c. 1200
Nave vaults almost done: 1208
Western façade completed: 1225
Western towers and North rose window completed: 1250
Remaining elements completed: 1250-1345

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