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Gargoyles of Notre Dame - A PDF Vintage Photo Album
This digital photograph album contains a collection of historic vintage images featuring the famous gargoyle statues of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The monstrous carved stone effigies that look down on Paris are ancient and mysterious. Their original function - to ward off evil spirits, or to divert rainwater from the walls of the church? Or something altogether more sinister? From the superstitious minds of medieval masons, these mythical beasts, supernatural chimeras, demons, freaks and monsters threatened damnation and worse to the sinners who thronged France's top cathedral. Do these symbolic birds and animals hold the real secret of the Da Vinci Code? Did they inspire Victor Hugo's Quasimodo, in his novel the Hunchback of Notre Dame? There's no doubt they enjoy some of the most picturesque views over the rooftops and spires of Paris. Plus bonus pictures of medieval gargoyles from other French gothic churches. Packed with dozens of fantastic antique souvenir photo postcards in moody sepia and B&W - a great value bargain at only $1.99 (less than £1!). Also includes free sample pages and tasters from our other French history, art and literary tours, photo ebooks and slideshows. Of interest to tourists and travelers, postcard collectors, fans of history, architecture and the occult.
BÍtes d'amortissement, chimeres, gargouilles... This luxury PDF ebook edition comes with "parchment effect" paper background to give it the authentic look of an antique photo album!
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