paris!

as seen from the top of La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre. 

We walked up the very narrow, steep and winding staircase all the way to the top – a challenging trip but very much worth the trouble. The views were beyond compare.

paris 1 basilica

southwark cathedral, london

Southwark Cathedral is on the River Thames near London Bridge. The site has been home to a church for over 1,000 years.     One thousand years.     It’s a magnificent structure. You can read about its history here:  http://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/visit/history-and-architecture.

southwark cathedral tower

Scroll to the bottom of the next photo and notice the royal blue irises against the dark stone of the cathedral.

southwark cathedral window irises

Perfection!

This next shot is a sculpture above one of the entrances. Every detail is a work of art.

southwark cathedral entrance

Finally, one more doorway surrounded by gorgeous gothic architecture.

southwark cathedral london

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