“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
~ Mark Twain
“Come see the cherry trees of a water constellation
and the round key of the rapid universe,
come touch the fire of instantaneous blue,
come before its petals are consumed.”
~ Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
The cathedral was built on a small island called the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine. Construction began in 1163, during the reign of King Louis VII, and was completed in 1345. It is considered a jewel of medieval Gothic architecture. It was damaged and neglected in the 1790s, during the French Revolution.
Today is an absolutely devastating day for the history of all of the world. I’m praying for the city of Paris and praying this gem can be restored...
Stunning picture by Olivier @wonguy974#picturesofnewyork