The Notre Dame

A man called Maurice de sully started construction in 1163 , The Cathedral was supposed to be build in the new Gothic style which was achieved , But had to modify that Paris was the capital of France which many people didnet  understand, The notre dame has always been the religious centre and a prototype for many other future cathedrals  to work off .It took until 1345 to finish the notre Dame kinda because the design was enlarged during construction. The result is an amazing old building  building, 128m long  with two 69 meter tall towers . The spire, which reaches 90m , was added in the 19th century . The Notre-Dame  has several large Beautiful  windows, the northern 13th century window is the most impressive.

During the french Revolution, many of the cathedral's sculptures, gargoyles and architecture
  work  was removed or demolished.

It wasn't until the 19th century before the Cathedral was fully Back to its old self  thanks to Victor Hugo,  His book  inspired,the Pre-she-ans to  realise the cathedral was worth restoring. The 20 year long construction was led by , Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Viollet-le-Duc made Intense  Alterations to the building and he was the one who added the spire. The cathedral was restored again between 1991 and 2001, This time the Notre doe was CAREFULLY preserved
every year the notre dame  gets payed millions of visits!!  in 2006 it was recorded that it god 13.7million  which works  out to be around 35 thousand people a day!!!This is the most visited French and possibly European monument.

To enter, The admission is free,
due to the size you can easily spent half an hour walking around it, To go up to the bell towers and  stand on the balcony  you do have to pay a fee and also to go see the treasures ,  The Notre dame  is  still  an Active church  for  Catholic faith  but I'm guessing with  35 thousand  a day its used most as a tourist attraction , because I'm  sure most people in the Que wernt there to pray

Now, This building was shown in the movie "Hunchback of Notre Dame" Which is just one of the resons why so many people come, There are  5 different Movies  1923, 1939,1956,1977,and 1996 they are all great , The movie Originates of Victor Huges book the Notre Dame De paris, which he wrote in 1829, he said he would finish it the same year but he was to busy,In 1830 he was told to finish it by 1831,The hunchback of Notredame is real, His skeleton was found in the northern part of Ila de la Cite in Seinen, february 15th of 2010. although he was around about 1885 nobody knows when he  died,


Bramhall Hall

The Bramall Hall is A Beautiful Tudor Style Manor house Located In Bramhall (Stockport United Kingdom
The hall is one of the most  grandest Black and white Tudor styled Manors In all of Cheshire

The Oldest parts of the building date  all the way back to the 14th Century, with additional changes later made introducing a more Modern Victorian style  in the 16th Century and more throughout the 19th so the additional construction started from1501 finishing in around 1850  which  was when they added the Red Brick

The  Family who Owned Bramall Hall for the longest period of time were ,The Davenports,
They were Extremely wealthy and at the time they owned lots of land in the North West Of England,
The Davenport family Owned this particular property for over 500 years and passed it down through many generations

William Davenport the 5th was lord King of the manor from 1478 to 1528 and it was said He Was Heavily involved In the Final war of the roses in Bosworth  he had inherited The Bramhall Hall in 1585 from his father which  had the same name, William the 5th lived at Bramall hall with his wife Dorothy for over 50 years. At one stage it was rented to the owner and founder of Christie Jewelry who lived there until he died

The Bramhall hall grounds are just over 70 Ace's Which is absolutely Huge  and Use  to be used in the 1500s for horse riding and Grand occasions, In the grounds there are parkland's, Woodlands, and not to mention the lakes

The Bramhall hall Has opened up a museum  and a gift shop where you can see exclusively what it was like  back in those days,Plus You can dress up Just like they did , Visitors can take a Tour or walk freely around this beautiful property. There are many weddings and functions that are now held in the ballroom and the property is run by the council

After my time in Bramhall i though it was amazing the Ballroom was beautiful. I would SO recommend going at any time of the year even if it is just to walk around the grounds

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