This brings back wonderful memories of visiting Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. I've tip-toed around the perimeter as a tourist while services were being held. I've arrived early on Easter to ensure that I could find a good seat. I've visited with my parents and proudly shown them the spectacular Rose window. Notre Dame is more than an icon of Paris to me, and this little paper building does a wonderful job keeping my favorite city on my mind. I see it every time I walk into the living room and it makes me smile. Do you like how I lined up the plaid to make a dramatic sidewalk? I couldn't resist.
If you (or a friend) have a trip to Paris planned, be sure to check the "tabac" and souvenir shops for postcard carousels selling assemble-your-own architecture kits like this. They are wonderful and inexpensive gifts to bring back to your friends.
Not heading overseas anytime soon? Me either! But you can get your own little paper Notre Dame online here. If you want to read all of my Paris hints & tips (along with my gorgeous color pics!), order my book, Paris: Delight in the City of Light by clicking the "Add To Cart" button at the top of the page. It's magnifique!