March 1, 2011

Notre Dame, Paris

Photograph by Stephen Alvarez, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Sparks fly from a performance in front of Notre Dame, on the île de la Cité. Some of the 12th-century cathedral's limestone blocks came from quarries on the Left Bank. "The history of the quarries is a history of the city," says archaeologist Marc Viré.


See more photographs from the February 2011 feature story "Under Paris."


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