"Do the South Transept Rose Window Too" Notre Dame de Paris Tip by hquittner

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: 652 reviews and 1,336 photos

  The North Rose
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  • The North Rose - Paris
      The North Rose
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  • Christ and the Evangelists at the Center - Paris
      Christ and the Evangelists at the Center
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  • The doubling petal-pattern - Paris
      The doubling petal-pattern
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      Evangelists Bestride Prophets (detail)
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  • Some of the Lancet windows below - Paris
      Some of the Lancet windows below
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The South Rose is seen best from the North transept. Being on the sunlit side it undergoes color changes during the day and at sunset. The exposure to weather has caused it to be extensively reconstructed more than once (and thus revised). Its pattern is based upon the number 12 with rings of the 12 Apostles,and 24 martyrs and confessors. This reduces to the 4 Evangelists surrounding Christ in Majesty at the center. It is supported by 16 lancet windows (12+4). The center four show an interesting symbolism derived from Chartres picturing the four Evangelists raised on the shoulders of 4 Hebrew prophets so that they can see the future better.

Address: Place du parvis de Notre Dame , 75004
Directions: Métro: Cité; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint Michel-Notre Dame
Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10
Website: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/-English-

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  • Written Nov 15, 2006
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